Take notice citizens of New York, California, Connecticut and Taxachusetts, if Jerry Patterson, who is one of four candidates running for Lt Governor of Texas had his way, you guys would be expelled.

Says Patterson:

"I get lots of questions all the time, 'Well, we should secede.' I say, 'No, I've got a better idea. Instead of secession, I'm a proponent of expulsion,'" he said. "I want to kick about four states out of this union. Just think about how different our country would be if New York and California weren't the tail wagging the dog. And those other states? It's not America."

Patterson seems to be running on the GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! party platform.

"There's 580,000 concealed handgun license-holders in Texas," said Patterson, a retired, 24-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran. "I can win this race on that issue alone."

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While serving in the state Senate in 1995, he authored a concealed handgun law to allow Texans to take their firearms more places than nearly anywhere else in America. When a colleague proposed an amendment barring weapons in the Capitol in case someone wanted to shoot at lawmakers, Patterson responded: "I don't know about you, but I'm going to return fire."

Congrats Texas, he seems like a winner!

EDIT: Damn, Kinja is eating a lot of the comments today. I'm receiving a lot that are not showing up, hope y'all are getting my responses. :)