Skip to comments.Florida politician running for office calls for execution of President Obama
Posted on 01/22/2014 9:06:41 PM PST by Windflier
A Florida man running for a seat in the state legislature is standing behind a Tweet where he wrote 'It's time to arrest the President and 'hang him high.'
Josh Black says he did not expect all the attention he got over his Tweet. He's says he's Tweeted negatively about the President before and he's not backing down on his opinions.
'I know that we don't use hanging as a method of execution here in the U.S. anymore, so be it. Whatever method is applicable for the situation, I just want justice to be served,' said the candidate.
Black says he was having a Twitter conversation with others who oppose many of the President's actions.
In regards to deadly drone strikes against US citizens in the middle east, Black wrote, 'I'm past impeachment. It's time to arrest and hang him high.'
His tweet, where Black agreed with someone who said the president should be 'hung high,' came from anger over a 2011 drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awalki, an American-born al Qaeda planner in Yemen.
Al-Awlaki's son died soon after in a strike officials later admitted was a mistake.
'When you say something you got to own it. And I said what I said, and I'm gonna own it,' Black said.
Despite of all the negative attention, he is still continuing his campaign for the State House as a Republican candidate.
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Interesting angle — this is a black guy running as a Republican and saying these things about Obama.
No wonder he’s getting so much attention.
Where can I send a check?
18 U.S. Code § 2381 - Treason
Current through Pub. L. 113-65.
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Since the left has all the stones, if we start executing POTI, it’ll be all the Republicans that get it.
Entertaining but if he was running for federal office I would hope he would know that its not legal to arrest a sitting POTUS, nor is it practical.
That comment is way out of line. You have to have a trial first.
They keep pushing the idea that he originally wrote the tweet.
As I understand it, he merely re-tweeted it and agreed with the sentiment.
I think that “fast and furious” qualifies- Considering the admitted deaths of one or two US LEO’s, plus several hundred Mexican citizens. As well as Benghazi. And then there are the twentynine or so members of Seal Team Six. (That would include the vice idiot Joe Biden as well.)
Someone has to be an “early adopter.”
That is correct !!
Obviously, he wants to go to the "Happy Valley FEMA CAMP", even if he speaks the truth .
Obummer can't accept, or speak the truth , and he has the " JUST-US" Department to back him up !
Why, that scoundrel...
...say, does he have bumper stickers? Where can I get me one? :-)
Dunno, but I'll bet his campaign fund is growing like mad right now.
Oh dear me, perish the thought! (clutching pearls...)
Waaaay long gone...
This man could be arrested and tried for threatening the life of the president. Maybe he will escape that fate by being black, but I wouldn’t count on it.
“Interesting angle this is a black guy running as a Republican and saying these things about Obama.”
Is he black enough to criticize like Bo Snerdly?
Is he being called a racist if they don’t know he’s black?
Benghazi hell..read what this asshat intends to do with the sanctions against Iran
Why should I be outraged afterall Obama & co called Republicans terrorists, hostage takers, granny killers, arsonists and traitors. Most of these criminal accusations lead to the death penalty if legally prosecuted.
But it was very practical to take out Mrs. Fuddy, the SEAL Team 6 operators and a number of others.
The heat has been turned up on Florida Republican congressional candidate Joshua Black, who called for President Obama to be hanged for treason. His comments were serious enough for the U.S. Secret Service to pay him a visit after he made the shocking claims on Twitter, the Tampa Bay Times.
Joshua Black is running for Floridas House District 68. He tweeted, Im past impeachment. Its time to arrest him and hang him high.
Black claims it was not a threat, asserting that the comments were a response to President Obama ordering drone strikes that had killed Americans.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on Joshua Black to withdraw his candidacy. Enough said.
I get the impression that the secret service is pretty well prepared for trouble.
I suppose the dems and the media will brand him TEA party extremist.
It would serve their cause in creating a backlash.
Look at his statement closely, and you'll see that he didn't threaten Obama in any way. He merely stated his opinion of what he thinks the just punishment should be for a POTUS who indiscriminately murders.
Go try to make a citizens arrest of Obama and tell us how it works out.
From what I hear some prisons provide internet.
The republicans will hang him out to dry. They always eat their own.
This thing has gone viral. It's well known that he's black.
Indeed. First he must be removed from office via the impeachment process. From Article I, Section 3:
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried the Chief Justice shall preside; And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
Judgement in Cases of Impreachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgement and Punishment, according to Law.
Methinks the Founders wanted to reserve the power of capital punishment to the courts in order to avoid a Charles I situation on this side of the pond.
And as more people textually(?) agree with the original tweet will the Secret Service visit them, too?
Oh, that goes without saying. A black man couldn't possibly think for himself. Must be them dastardly Teabaggers hypnotizing good black folks.
I admire the hell out of the fact that he’s not backing off his statement even a little bit. It’s very refreshing to see that on our side from time to time.
That's an interesting question, and I'm sure it's being put to the test as we speak. It's a fact that Josh Black didn't threaten the life of the President, and neither will anyone who repeats what he said.
I still remember the comical run of the birthers in 2011 here, and maybe this is a new home for them,
They swore up and down that a single judge would order Obama out of the WH, and that it was because they were the real constitutionalists.
Then their Braveheart Donald Trump went back to his TV show and they became demoralized.
Charles I (19 November 1600 30 January 1649[a]) was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649.
From 1642, Charles fought the armies of the English and Scottish parliaments in the English Civil War. After his defeat in 1645, he surrendered to a Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament. Charles refused to accept his captors’ demands for a constitutional monarchy, and temporarily escaped captivity in November 1647. Re-imprisoned on the Isle of Wight, Charles forged an alliance with Scotland, but by the end of 1648 Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army had consolidated its control over England. Charles was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. In 1660, the English Interregnum ended when the monarchy was restored to Charles’s son, Charles II.
Charles was moved to Hurst Castle at the end of 1648, and thereafter to Windsor Castle. In January 1649, the Rump House of Commons indicted him on a charge of treason, which was rejected by the House of Lords. The idea of trying a king was a novel one. The Chief Justices of the three common law courts of England Henry Rolle, Oliver St John and John Wilde all opposed the indictment as unlawful. The Rump Commons declared itself capable of legislating alone, passed a bill creating a separate court for Charles’s trial, and declared the bill an act without the need for royal assent. The High Court of Justice established by the Act consisted of 135 commissioners, but many either refused to serve or chose to stay away. Only 68 (all firm Parliamentarians) attended Charles’s trial on charges of high treason and “other high crimes” that began on 20 January 1649 in Westminster Hall. John Bradshaw acted as President of the Court, and the prosecution was led by the Solicitor General, John Cook.
Charles was accused of treason against England by using his power to pursue his personal interest rather than the good of the country. The charge stated that he, “for accomplishment of such his designs, and for the protecting of himself and his adherents in his and their wicked practices, to the same ends hath traitorously and maliciously levied war against the present Parliament, and the people therein represented”, and that the “wicked designs, wars, and evil practices of him, the said Charles Stuart, have been, and are carried on for the advancement and upholding of a personal interest of will, power, and pretended prerogative to himself and his family, against the public interest, common right, liberty, justice, and peace of the people of this nation.” Reflecting the modern concept of command responsibility, the indictment held him “guilty of all the treasons, murders, rapines, burnings, spoils, desolations, damages and mischiefs to this nation, acted and committed in the said wars, or occasioned thereby.” An estimated 300,000 people, or 6% of the population, died during the war.
...The court, by contrast, challenged the doctrine of sovereign immunity, and proposed that “the King of England was not a person, but an office whose every occupant was entrusted with a limited power to govern ‘by and according to the laws of the land and not otherwise’.”
At the end of the third day, Charles was removed from the court, which then heard over 30 witnesses against the king in his absence over the next two days, and on 26 January condemned him to death. The following day, the king was brought before a public session of the commission, declared guilty and sentenced. Fifty-nine of the commissioners signed Charles’s death warrant.
Charles’s decapitation was scheduled for Tuesday, 30 January 1649. Two of his children remained in England under the control of the Parliamentarians: Elizabeth and Henry. They were permitted to visit him on 29 January, and he bid them a tearful farewell.
He walked under guard from St James’s Palace, where he had been confined, to the Palace of Whitehall, where an execution scaffold was erected in front of the Banqueting House. Charles was separated from spectators by large ranks of soldiers, and his last speech reached only those with him on the scaffold. He blamed his fate on his failure to prevent the execution of his loyal servant Strafford: “An unjust sentence that I suffered to take effect, is punished now by an unjust sentence on me.” He declared that he had desired the liberty and freedom of the people as much as any, “but I must tell you that their liberty and freedom consists in having government ... It is not their having a share in the government; that is nothing appertaining unto them. A subject and a sovereign are clean different things.” He continued, “I shall go from a corruptible to an incorruptible Crown, where no disturbance can be.”
At about 2 p.m., Charles put his head on the block after saying a prayer and signalled the executioner when he was ready by stretching out his hands; he was then beheaded with one clean stroke. According to observer Philip Henry, a moan “as I never heard before and desire I may never hear again” rose from the assembled crowd, some of whom then dipped their handkerchiefs in the king’s blood as a memento.
The executioner was masked and disguised, and there is debate over his identity. The commissioners approached Richard Brandon, the common hangman of London, but he refused, at least at first, despite being offered £200. It is possible he relented and undertook the commission after being threatened with death, but there are others who have been named as potential candidates, including George Joyce, William Hulet and Hugh Peters. The clean strike, confirmed by an examination of the king’s body at Windsor in 1813, suggests that the execution was carried out by an experienced headsman.
It was common practice for the severed head of a traitor to be held up and exhibited to the crowd with the words “Behold the head of a traitor!” Although Charles’s head was exhibited, the words were not used, possibly because the executioner did not want his voice recognised. On the day after the execution, the king’s head was sewn back onto his body, which was then embalmed and placed in a lead coffin.
Cromwell was said to have visited Charles’s coffin, sighing “Cruel necessity!” as he did so. The story was depicted by Delaroche in the nineteenth century.
Another of Delaroche’s paintings, Charles I Insulted by Cromwell’s Soldiers, is an allegory for later events in France and the mocking of Christ.
The commission refused to allow Charles’s burial at Westminster Abbey, so his body was conveyed to Windsor on the night of 7 February. He was buried in the Henry VIII vault in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in private on 9 February 1649. The king’s son, Charles II, later planned for an elaborate royal mausoleum to be erected in Hyde Park, London, but it was never built.
Keep in mind that every Rep and Senator of both collectivist parties know he’s a complete fraud, but they didn’t raise their voices to oppose his win of the POTUS spot. On the contrary, they welcomed him in!
So what do you do with them?
“So what do you do with them?”
They are guilty of the greater sin against the people in my opinion by not upholding their oaths.
Charles at his trial, by Edward Bower, 1649. He let his beard and hair grow long because Parliament had dismissed his barber, and he refused to let anyone else near him with a razor.
An ironic fear of razors.
1649 was 140 years before the invention of the National Razor over across the Channel.
this man needs donations!
i suppose bitch mcconnell and no-balls boner will try to punch him in the face.
Well, he is a Black American. I’m uh gonna gimm him uh pass...
I thought he would get the attention of the Secret Service and he did.
No visit. It's not illegal to say that the due process result of a trial for treason is hanging.