Ron Swanson is the New Chuck Norris

We're probably going to get a lot of heat for saying this, (and that's okay, because our microwave is broken and I need to heat up my lasagna) but Ron Swanson is the new Chuck Norris.

I call this turf ‘n’ turf. It’s a 16-ounce T-bone and a 24-ounce porterhouse. Also, whisky and a cigar. I am going to consume all of this at once because I am a free American.
— Ron Swanson

Look, Chuck Norris had his time and we mean no disrespect. It's just that a new, manly American hero has emerged and we're going to call him king now. Think of it like how we still call former presidents "Mr. President." 

Ron Swanson is a Grade A Beast. They say the way to a man's heart is through their stomach, right? Well, I highly advise not getting in the way of Mr. Swanson's stomach.

Think you know how the government works? Wrong. Let Ron teach you about it:

For all the gun totting, mustache grooming and meat eating he does, Ron still knows how to get in touch with his emotional side. When beloved mini horse Lil Sebastian passed away, you heartless beasts probably thought Ron was going to suggest everyone stop being babies and get the grill going for some horse burgers.

Wrong again!

When I walked in this morning I saw that the flag was at half mast, I though, ‘All right, another bureaucrat ate it!’ And then I saw it was Lil’ Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect
— Ron Swanson, King of the World

Still not sold? That's cool (actually, it really isn't.) Check out this great tribute video to our man, Ron:

Think there is an even better character on Parks and Recreation? Make us eat our words and tell us why!