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'Twas the Night Before the Election

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My wife, Gena, and I recently recorded a public service announcement, lending our support for California's Proposition 8. While many of those opposing the measure are resorting to labeling citizens who support it as hatemongers, we are joining millions of others in simply restoring what "We the People" of California and the legislature voted into law in 2000. Here's the script and our rationale:

 

Chuck: Hi, I'm Chuck Norris, and this is my wife, Gena, and we're sharing with you from our Texas ranch about California's Proposition 8, the marriage amendment that maintains the union between a man and woman. As part-time residents of the Golden State, also, we are concerned about the precedent set by Proposition 8 and its effect on the rest of the nation.

Gena: For some citizens of California, the need for Proposition 8 might seem a bit confusing. In 2000, a strong majority voted to uphold the definition of a traditional marriage with a statewide referendum. But Proposition 22, as it was called, only amended state civil code. However, in May of 2008, four California state Supreme Court judges (against the will of the California citizens) voted that laws "limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violate the state constitutional rights of same-sex couples." That is why Prop. 8 is needed; it would amend the constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Just as you voted in 2000.

Chuck: We encourage Californians to vote "yes" for Prop. 8 for three simple reasons. First, we don't believe four judges should have the right to overturn laws already passed by voters and the state legislature. Their job is to apply the laws to specific situations, not to create new ones or legislate from the bench. The majority of Californians have already spoken, and it is simply not right for a very small minority to override their decision.

Gena: The second reason that we encourage Californians to vote "yes" for Prop. 8 is because redefining the bounds of marriage will have an immediate impact upon all of our children, especially those within public schools. California Education Code Section 51933 states that "instruction and materials shall teach respect for marriage and committed relationships." Proposition 8 is not just about preserving traditional marriage but protecting educational curriculum about this sacred union.

Chuck: The third reason that we encourage Californians to vote "yes" for Prop. 8 is because we're all Americans and we should never be afraid or intimidated to vote our conscience. In my new book, "Black Belt Patriotism," which is a cultural manifesto on issues from family to faith and country, I say things that may ruffle feathers of those in government. But freedom of expression is all of our right as Americans.

God created the first couple a man and a woman; there's no reason to be ashamed of that fact.

Gena: As sure as a house divided cannot stand, neither can a state or nation. Let's unite and let our voices be heard. Please take courage and vote "yes" on Proposition 8 …

Chuck: … and safeguard marriage for future generations of Californians and the rest of America …

Both Chuck and Gena: … even Texans!

 

To watch the actual PSA or to learn more about this constitutional amendment, go to www.ProtectMarriage.com (for adults), www.iProtectMarriage.com (for youth) or www.ProtectMarriageCA.com. Instead of tearing down traditional marriage in our day, we should be upholding and building it up by voting "yes" on Proposition 8 and by using great relational resources found, for example, at www.SmalleyOnline.com. Also, if you haven't seen it, this might be a good time to see the movie "Fireproof." It will help you to "never leave your partner behind."

There is no doubt that this is the most important election of our lifetimes; there is so much on the line. That is why I encourage Americans everywhere to get out of the political bleachers and onto the battlefield. It's time for the black-belt patriots to stand up for the Constitution and Bill of Rights through their votes, as I recently said in a new National Rifle Association public service announcement (www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ-lQMUn0xw), which is airing in 10 key states. And to arouse some possible fence sitters from their electoral lethargy, I even am giving away this week a free inspirational chapter about America's godly heritage from my new book, "Black Belt Patriotism." Simply go to www.ChuckNorrisOffer.com.

And as far as the presidential race? I couldn't put it any better than a recent poem I received, "'Twas the night before the election":

 

'Twas the night before the election,

And all through the town,

Tempers were flaring,

Emotions all up and down!

 

I, in my bathrobe

With a cat in my lap,

Had cut off the TV,

Tired of political crap.

 

When all of a sudden,

There arose such a noise

I peered out of my window

Saw Obama and his boys.

 

They had come for my wallet.

They wanted my pay

To give to the others,

Who had not worked a day!

 

He snatched up my money,

And quick as a wink,

Jumped back on his bandwagon

As I gagged from the political stink.

 

He then rallied his henchmen,

Who were pulling his cart.

I could tell they were out

To tear my country apart!

 

"On Fannie, on Freddie,

On Biden and Ayers!

On ACORN, on Pelosi!"

He screamed at the pairs.

 

They took off for his cause,

And as he flew out of sight,

I heard him laugh at the nation,

Who wouldn't stand up and fight!

 

So I leave you to think

On this one final note:

If you don't want socialism,

GET OUT AND VOTE!

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COPYRIGHT 2008 CHUCK NORRIS

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I just received a broadcast email from a celebrity contact group urging a 'no' vote for Proposition 8, 'for a California without discrimination.' Well, they would, wouldn't they? The hypocrisy of the group is palpable. The entertainment industry worldwide is quite happy to discriminate against purity before marriage, fidelity within marriage and the bringing up of children of the marriage 'in the nuture and admonition of the Lord' Ephesians 5:4. It is not surprising, therefore, to see the raft of high-profile Hollywood support for BO. If he gets in, it will provide further proof, as indicated by your article Chuck, that turkeys do indeed vote for Christmas.
Comment: #1
Posted by: Alan O'Reilly
Tue Nov 4, 2008 5:32 AM
Sir;... When are you of the rectified right going to figure out that the business of government is to ensure rights rather than attack them... The Gay community defends Gay rights; and the religious community defends religious rights, but the soicety as a whole should defend all rights, which are rights simply because people feel they are necessary... Can you prove a damage or danger to marriage by letting the Gays marry??? Is there some chance people will change their orientation only to have gay marriage??? As a form of relationship, marriage does what every community does, in defending rights... They protect your property, should you not protect their property for their mates??? They pay the going rate on everything, and marriage for them is no better than what straights have... It is not special treatment, but equal treatment... But again, societies and communties defend rights... Societies are not destroyed by those they include, but many are destroyed by the excluded... Our nation is made of the included... We have no common bond except our oath to freedom and justice for all... Think;.. Is imitation the sincerest form of insult, or complement??? You take it badly, but if they have the relationship, they have the best of any form... How many straights and gays are trapped in forms of marriage without the relationship??? Pity them. ..Help them... But understand, that no matter how much people are different in regard to sexual orientation that some people are more formal, and they want, and need a formally recognized relationship with all the bells and whistles and toys... And when death puts them on different paths, the survivors ought to be able to enjoy whatever wealth they pile up together... Again; Do they support your rights??? They should, but right are mutual... We get our rights by the support of rights for others... Use your religion to exclude... Go to church and heaven alone... The society has got to work for all... Thanks...Sweeney
Comment: #2
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Wed Nov 5, 2008 4:21 AM
I see the turkeys have indeed voted for Christmas (or maybe jihad). Time to hit the campaign trail again, Chuck. Your country is arguably facing its gravest crisis since the Civil War. As Dr Billy Graham said over 40 years ago, "If God does not destroy America, He will have to apologise to Sodom and Gomorrah." Not much time left, I suspect - the same applies to the UK, We are in potentially the most dangerous time since the English Civil War of the 17th century.
Comment: #3
Posted by: Alan O'Reilly
Wed Nov 5, 2008 7:22 AM
It's amazing how so many people can read a book and come away with a different lesson. I don't remember reading anywhere that man is in charge of God's people. God gave each of us the right to choose (according to my interpretation of The Bible). Yet you holier than thou zealots would try to take away my God given right to choose. Last I checked, God's law supercedes man's law. It's also amazing how we all profess to be Christian's yet you will fight to the death to deny me my rights as a child of God. Laws were made to benefit man. Man was not made to benefit law. (Check your New Testament.) I don't agree with many choices made by Christian's, but I certainly don't support laws that would take away their God given right to choose. Built into that right is the lesson: the consequences of our choice. As a free adult, I don't need or desire a parent or a teacher. My actions and the consquences of my actions are all the teacher I need. Get off your holier than thou pedestal and realize as a Christian you are to set an example; whenever you go beyond just living the example you then become a stone thrower and lose your "good Christian" status. As Jesus said, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone". If you remember, when He and the woman looked around, all those who would stone her had left and they were alone. Your "holier than thou" trying to control the sheep goes against everything our Lord taught. When you can love another and allow God to work in each heart, then you may have a clue. There are none so blind as those who will not see.
Comment: #4
Posted by: liz
Wed Nov 5, 2008 10:19 AM
Re: liz; .. Ma'am, it does not matter what rights people support for each other in their communities because government has to work for all people, and no one should use government to deny rights to others... Government cannot ask for the sacrifice of people, or their cooperation, or best effort, or understanding if it denies people their rights... If it denies people their rights, it excludes them and those excluded cannot but be enemies even if they are against us with a heavy heart... Better to have them with us, invested with the same rights as ourselves, and sharing with us the defense of our rights than to have them pushed away and discarded like some trash... These are our families, our children, our parents... They do not choose the way they feel, but should be free to feel as the feel unless some true evil can be attributed to their behavior; and with homosexuality the evil comes through its repression.. Families live with homosexuality, and communities have always lived with homosexuality, but division is a killer to societies... Cut lines all over your society between black and white, rich and poor, strong and weak, men and women and you have killed your society because it will fall apart under stress. We are wrong to count on our unity while we sabotage unity... It is wrong to count on law, and undercut law... It is crazy to attack government and think you can use government to reach a meaningful goal...The right has got to take the beer goggles off, and see the big picture... Unless they are planning on killing everyone, we all have to live here...Thanks...Sweeney
Comment: #5
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Wed Nov 5, 2008 1:59 PM
Alan O'Reilly;... Sir, ... Did you know that God nearly wiped New Orleons off the map, and did not touch a single Brothel???? Who decided to leave that place there in a fish bowl, in a hurricane zone beside the sea???People do not suffer the sins of individuals with near the intensity that they suffer the failures of their forms, like the government, or their economy, or their religions.... And what is better and what is worse... Is it to suffer great wrong from a single person, or to suffer a constant injustice from the whole of society??? If people, people in government decide that property values must be maintained in a city like New Orleons rather than a lot of owners taking a loss, and a storm comes and washes them all away and most of their property; who has benefitted by the action or inaction considered long term??? Government should not rely on prayers, good luck or magic... Government is supposed to take us beyond that point, to where we trust in God, and take care of business.. It is a funny thing, but God does not reward stupidity, and religious people should quit expecting the government to act stupid just so they can make a buck betting on failure... Thanks...Sweeney
Comment: #6
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Wed Nov 5, 2008 2:17 PM
Dear Mr Sweeney, I suggest that God is not done with New Orleans yet, or any major town or city in the US or the UK. The rest of your note I find difficult to decipher. However, in sum, the two main points I have raised so far are as follows. 1. Mr and Mrs Norris have sound biblical grounds for supporting Proposition 8. 2. The USA and the UK each face a grave crisis for persistently forsaking God and the Bible, KJB. In conclusion, the best advice for both nations therefore is found in Jeremiah 26:13, KJB, "Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you." Note that you have 'freedom of choice' to dismiss that advice but you should be willing to bear the consequences of so doing.
Comment: #7
Posted by: Alan O'Reilly
Wed Nov 5, 2008 2:41 PM
I'll tell you one thing, O'Reilly and your mentor Karate Man, the Chinese don't give a flying you-know-what about your version of "God." They have their own brand, and it bears no resemblance to yours. They are busy teaching their kids science. You know, science, that body of sacrilegious musings that put Galileo in jail. Those devilish calculations that landed the first human being on the moon. Those ramblings of Darwin that lead to sequencing DNA so that we could find fundamental cures for human disease. That call to the cerebral cortex that exhorts us to get beyond superstition so that we could call ourselves something different than the creatures that hung out in caves. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

The Chinese are laughing at you, O'Reilly, and all of your idiot fellow travelers who think you have a lock on God. They have had to deal with a hundred cultures representing a hundred different approaches to spirituality, and they are laughing out loud at your pathetic self-absorption. They aren't praying for power. They are thinking their way to it. And if you don't wake up and shake off the dope, your kids are going to be speaking Chinese before you can say hallelujah.
Comment: #8
Posted by: Masako
Sun Nov 9, 2008 6:34 PM
It would be nice to hear one shred of logic for supporting a ban on civil rights out of those of you so eager to take them away. Nothing said by Mr. Norris contained a iota of reasoning for such a ban. What proud bigots are ye.
Luckily, we synched the Presidency and hopefully these unconstitutional amendments will be overturned in suit.
You people need to get your head out of the Dark Ages and start living in this century.
Comment: #9
Posted by: Sapient
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:48 PM
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