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I don’t care if it’s the Second Amendment or the First or the Fifth ... you have to test it. Like the Occupy movement. There’s some folks with a screw loose. But I want them doing that.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who is known for his quick wit and political incorrectness -- once referring to the plan to add the dunes sagebrush lizard to the endangered species list as “reptile dysfunction." He's running for lieutenant governor in the 2014 election.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who is known for his quick wit and political incorrectness -- once referring to the plan to add the dunes sagebrush lizard to the endangered species list as “reptile dysfunction." He's running for lieutenant governor in the 2014 election.

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