Chuck Norris seems to have been hanging out listening to his good buddy Glenn Beck a bit much these days.
He went on Neil Cavuto's Fox News show yesterday and regurgitated a lot Beck's talking points about how Obama is radically transforming the country, but took them the next logical step into militia-style black-helicopter territory.
What had him all worked up was Obama's pending trip to Copenhagen to help negotiate a global-warming treaty:
Norris: I really think he's going over there to try to create a one world order. And I think --
Cavuto: Well, what's your big worry?
Norris: My big worry is the fact is that we, as a nation, if we start having to be, ah, obligated to other countries. Like -- in this conference, they're going to try to take our money and send it to third-world countries, because we spend so much oil, and so other countries have suffered, and they want to give our money to these, uh, third world countries.
Neil, we have people here who are starving in our own country. I -- you know, my foundation, I have families who are making nine thousand dollars a year -- the kids that I'm teaching. Why aren't we trying to help the poverty in our own country?
Nevermind, of course, that we have this thing called to Aid to Families With Dependent Children and a host of other poverty-fighting programs -- aka "welfare" -- that work reasonably well in attacking poverty in the USA. Except that funding for these programs keeps getting cut by right-wing anti-tax nutcases who think like Chuck Norris.
No, what really is bothering Chuck is that looming New World Order. This is also why he doesn't believe in global warming: "I don't believe it for a second. I think it's a big con game that they're doing."
And if Obama indeed hands over our "sovereignty"?
Who knows what's going to happen. God forbid this happens in our country. Our country as we know it now will no longer exist, Neil, that's the whole thing right there.
A little later, he brought up health-care reform as a signal event in the New World Order takeover:
Norris: I'll tell you what, the thing that worries me the most is this health-care bill. And why I'm scared about it -- it's not about the health care. It's about the provisions that are in that bill.
One, is that if this thing passes, the government will have the right to come into our home and regulate how we raise our children. I found that in the bill.
Cavuto, to his credit, wasn't buying: "I don't believe that."
Give it a day or two. I bet Glenn Beck does.