Behind the B-level action movies of the 1970s and 1980s and the mildly humorous jokes bearing his name, former action star Chuck Norris has made a name for himself over the years by clinging to one conspiracy theory after another. Norris is a radical right-wing political voice and is now claiming that Democratic front runner, Hillary Clinton is planning to illegally conspire to win the 2016 presidential election.
In a July 26 column titled “THE OBAMA-CLINTON CLOWARD-PIVEN BATON” for the right-wing conspiracy site, World New Daily, Norris spoke about Clinton’s alleged plan to use illegal immigrants to get into the White House. Norris cited the “Cloward-Piven Strategy,” which he describes as “a political plan created in 1966 by two Columbia University sociologists to overload the U.S. public welfare system with the goal to replace it with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty.” Norris then attempted to link Clinton to one of the right-wing’s favorite targets when talking about “socialism,” the late community organizer, Saul Alinsky. Newt Gingrich tried to the same thing with President Obama during his failed run for president in 2012.
Listing two examples of evidence that he called “abundant,” Norris noted that Clinton wrote a college thesis paper on Alinsky, and that the conservative Washington Times backed up his claim. Norris continued, accusing Clinton of attempting to expand the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to gather up illegal immigrants who have been granted drivers licenses, and getting them to somehow illegally vote for Clinton in the election, something that isn’t actually possible.
“You see, it’s a win-win-win-win-win-win to socialist Cloward-Piven progressives like Obama and Hillary. Illegals flood the country; illegals get driver’s licenses; illegals get voter rights; illegals get welfare benefits; illegals overload the U.S. welfare system; illegals keep progressives in office, who crown the Cloward-Piven strategy and the fundamental transformation of America as a victory.”
This isn’t the first time Norris has pushed a fringe conspiracy theory. Just last year, Norris wrote about a possible government takeover in Texas, backing current Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, in questioning the events. In addition, Norris has spoken out against gays in the boy scouts, and has pushed aggressively for public schools to use the Bible as a history book.