Chuck Norris offers "dire warning for America"

The 1985 film "Invasion U.S.A." starred Chuck Norris, who single-handedly defeated an invading army of Communist fighters out to terrorize Americans and destroy our way of life. Terrorists had become a standard and reliable villain for Hollywood action movies, but when real-life terrorism struck within America's borders, the game changed. By senior editor David Morgan
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Chuck Norris believes "our great country and freedom are under attack." And if evangelicals don't show up at the polls and vote out President Obama, "our country as we know it may be lost forever if we don't change the course our country is headed."

That's the message of a video Norris posted to YouTube over the weekend with the headline, "Chuck Norris' dire warning for America - 2012."

The video features Norris and his wife Gena, who hold hands and speak directly to the camera. Gena Norris states that "it is estimated that in the 2008 election, 30 million evangelical Christians stayed home on voting day, and Obama won the election by 10 million votes."

"We know you love your family and your freedom as much as Gena and I do," Chuck Norris then says. "And it is because of that we can no longer sit quietly or stand on the sidelines and watch our country go the way of socialism or something much worse."

Gena Norris then says "our only hope" is for evangelicals to both register and vote.

That's followed by Chuck Norris quoting this line from Edmund Burke: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men and women do nothing." He then quotes Ronald Reagan saying "freedom is never more then one generation away from extinction."

Gena Norris continues quoting Reagan saying that if Americans don't "preserve for our children this last, best hope for man on earth," "we will sentence them to take the first step into 1,000 years of darkness."

Chuck Norris then calls on evangelicals to "unite for God and country," before adding, "see you at the polls."

Norris is best known for starring in TV's "Walker: Texas Ranger" and acting in a number of action films, including this summer's "The Expendables 2" and Bruce Lee's "Way of the Dragon." An outspoken conservative Christian, he endorsed Newt Gingrich in the Republican primary and campaigned for Mike Huckabee in the 2008 cycle.

The Faith and Freedom Coalition is also pressing evangelicals to vote. Ralph Reed, the group's founder, said last weekhis group is engaged in an aggressive outreach operation to encourage highly religious voters to get to the polls.