The legendary Chuck Norris has penned a rare op-ed in support of a brilliant new proposal to fund the border wall that is at the centerpiece of President Trump’s national security agenda.
The 78-year-old Norris was one of the greatest action movie stars of the genre’s golden era in the 1980s, starred in the long-running CBS series Walker, Texas Ranger and is a martial arts master to boot.
He is also a devout Christian, a military veteran and a patriotic American who bleeds red, white and blue. Norris is also a Texan which means that he has actual skin in the game when it comes to the porous border and the flow of criminals and narcotics into the country.
He has now come out in support of the EL CHAPO Act, a bill introduced by Texas Senator Ted Cruz to save taxpayers the cost of protecting border by using the confiscated assets of the violent Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera aka El Chapo who is currently cooling his heels in a federal prison while his trial is conducted.
America's favorite tough guy Chuck Norris praises promising legislation that would fully fund construction of the barrier on the border … https://t.co/6NK6Vkh1sW
— WND News (@worldnetdaily) January 6, 2019
In his piece, entitled, “An incredible solution to building the border wall,” Norris writes:
I have written many articles over the years, but I have never written an article more important than this one. While Democrat and Republican leaders in Washington are polarized and in gridlock over how to pay for a wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is a Lone Ranger with a Tonto-sized idea riding into town to get the job done in a way that would cost taxpayers nothing at all.
Because I live in the border state of Texas, it has made this issue even more personal to me. I also have many black belts that live in Mexico that are hindered by this crisis to even be able to visit the U.S. legally in order to attend our annual United Fighting Arts Federation (UFAF) Convention in Las Vegas.
On Thursday, a press release went out from Sen. Cruz’s office that was titled: “Sen. Cruz Reintroduces EL CHAPO Act.”
EL CHAPO is the nickname (“Shorty”) for the infamous Mexican mafia kingpin who is the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel and was extradited to the U.S. to face criminal prosecution for numerous drug-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder and money laundering. He is presently on trial in New York for all these charges, where the son of the cartel’s co-founder just testified for hours against the drug lord.
What would $14 billion of El Chapo’s dirty money get us? Even CNN had to confess that a concrete slab that stretched the full length of the border and was 25 feet high (five feet underground and 20 feet above it) and steel reinforced would be somewhere in the neighborhood of $12 billion dollars and could be completed during a single term of a president. So, Washington would have $2 billion leftover from El Chapo’s money for border personnel, drones and other electronic surveillance and securities.
Is Sen. Cruz’s EL CHAPO Act not a brilliant idea to fund the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico? And guess what? A Mexican pays for it after all – one evil hombre who has repeatedly raped America’s communities and the souls of precious millions through narcotics and other criminalities for the past three decades.
Think of the impact passing the EL CHAPO Act could have. First, El Chapo’s drug monies could fully fund the completion of the entire U.S. southern border wall without a single dime more from the federal government or American taxpayers. Second, simultaneously the majority of El Chapo’s own drug trafficking into our country would be greatly diminished using his own monies. Third, president Trump could fulfill his primary campaign promise. Fourth, the Democrats would be able to open their government the same day the EL CHAPO Act passed.
Let it be clear: Passing that single bill could be the compromise they all are looking for, and it is the best win-win-win-win solution the Congress and president could ever enact!
We can build the wall and make El Chapo pay for it…
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 7, 2019
What a great idea to use El Chapo’s blood money to build a wall and choke off those drugs that continue to poison America’s youth.