GOP Candidate: Obama Should be Hanged for Treason

Joshua Black, 31-year-old Republican candidate for Florida House District 68

Joshua Black, 31-year-old Republican candidate for Florida House District 68


Thirty one year old Joseph Black, a Republican candidate for Florida House District 68 is now under fire from his own party. Black stated that he was visited by secret service following a Monday tweet where he supported the hanging of President Obama for treason.

From WND:

“I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high.” Black added, “agreed.”

Chris Latvala, a Republican candidate for House District 67, shot back: “You aren’t seriously calling for the killing of Obama are you? I know you are crazy but good heavens. U R an embarrassment.”

Black then replied, “Execution is the appropriate punishment for traitors. Don’t you have a race? Don’t you have a primary? #MindYourOwnBusiness?”



Latvala responded, “I make it my business when so called GOP candidates become an embarrassment to my beloved party. You need to go take your medicine #TinFoilHat #Crazy.”

Black later expounded on his comments – even going so far as quoting Jesus – in a Facebook posting, saying:

“To everyone who was offended that I said that the POTUS should be hanged for treason. This is the man who droned al-Awlaki on ‘suspicion of terrorism’ – not proof – and later killed his 15-year-old son for nothing more than being his son. …

“This would be exactly what the president has done to others, and, as Jesus said, ‘the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.’ I make no apologies for saying that the president is not above the People. If ordinary Americans should be executed for treason, so should he.

“So, don’t stop at impeachment. Remove him. Try him before a jury (the very right that he arbitrarily denied to al-Awlaki and his 15-year-old son), and, upon his sure convictions, execute him. Thus has he done, thus it should be done to him.”

Black said he doesn’t worry that the U.S. Secret Service will visit him, and the agents reportedly showed up on his doorstep Tuesday afternoon.

GOP State chair Lenny Curry tweeted that Black’s comments were, “Deplorable. Despicable. Hateful.” He added, “He should go home and stay home.”

Local GOP chairman Michael Guju blasted Black’s comments: “It is impossible to accept this statement. This is wholly unacceptable and unduly provocative.”

Black resigned from the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee at Guju’s request.

According to WTSP-TV 10, Curry, Latvala and Florida Gov. Rick Scott have called for Black to drop out of the Florida House District 68 race.

But Black said he won’t leave the Republican Party or the race: “I do not take orders from the governor. I’m staying in the race.”  ~WNDNews



  • melanie faulkner

    Freedom of speech is for everyone, not just the democrats the progressive liberal socialist party!

  • Keith Lombard

    i would move to florida just to vote for this guy :-)

  • Mike Holmes

    I absolutely agree with him. Just look at how many people he has had killed and everyone knows it. Just so people don’t find out the trust about him and his plans for America. It’s all about One World Government overseen by the United Nations. We The People are his roadblock and he knows it, that’s why he said on national T.V. that he’s got a pen and he’s got a phone and he can do anything he wants, except he and the U.N. knows that the American people won’t let him do it.

  • Misty Sutton

    He should have to stand up and face the music just like anyone else who dares to commit treason against the US. I totally agree with Black that the POTUS deserves a long drop and a short stop.

  • Ed Thornton

    he has my vote, try this so called president and if guilty punishment should be what it is, look folks we all know this so called president is not the one for the job he is destroying our country day by day period. WE ALL KNOW HE IS GUILTY OF MANY THINGS FRAUD CARE IS JUST ONE COVER UP THE KILLINGS OF FOUR MEN IN LIBYA. IRS SCANDAL AND IT IS STILL HAPPENING THIS WHOLE ADMINISTRATION IS CURRUPT SO CURRUPT THEY ARE HAVING PEOPLE KILLED. OBAMA HAS TO GO AWAY THE REST WILL FOLLOW PERIOD. OBAMA IS NOT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, period.

  • halevi

    A better punishment would be to deport him to North Korea or Iran.

  • fedup

    That doesn’t make any sense….it’s be like “going home” after a party….oh so comfy.
    He’d (Black) would definitely have my vote, but alas, I’m Canadian. Should not the punishment suit the crime?

  • fedup

    Thank god my strong Canadian Conservative Government knows full well what and who the United Nations is.
    I truly never thought I’d see the day when the American Government would be an ENEMY and a DIRECT threat to Canada….but it is and we all know it. How sad is that?

  • Charles Hurst

    As a writer I read history for my work. Part of my research was the development of the Civil War. And we have to understand that the war back then was as incomprehensible as it is for us to picture today. The idea that the south would actually form an organized army, back in the days when there wasn’t a cell phone to take on the other half of the country was unfathomable. As it was in the pre 1776 days against an empire.
    What was interesting is the Civil War didn’t just happen one fine morning. There were rantings of the uprising years before it happened. Because that is how it starts. A large widespread feeling of discontent that builds to an anger over time. Then that anger starts being expressed. And then someone says maybe we should go to war. Then many someones say it. Then a spark sets it off–and we are there.
    People are starting to say it. I can’t remember what it was but someone of congressional stature mentioned in a committee or the like that we had the right to defend against tyranny.And he wasn’t talking about with words. I paraphrase but that was the gist of it. And now people of visibility are starting to say it. Like Joshua Black. And it is an uncomfortable statement–but you know what? He may be right.
    We may be just on the edge of the precipice of what may be terrible times for this country. And going through these terrible times may very well be the only way we save our nation.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story or Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

  • Keith Lombard

    you are very astute. it is as if Obama is so caught up in his idolization and attempt at emulating abe lincoln that he truly wants this war he is invoking. in his delusional mind he is doing what he believes is right,it is up to the majority to show our disagreement with not only obama,but all who serve him. eric holder,pelosi,hillary,and just as many republicans,who in the end are a different side of the same wrong mindedness, anyone who goes against our founding principals of mostly self governance, and that it harm none do as you will…they are the enemy.

    I have been encouraging people to get a group of like minded friends,go door to door in neighborhoods meeting people,and finding those who believe its time to fight. have them gather their friends,meet up and come to an understanding and agreement,speak honestly and openly,then those who have dedicated themselves to removing,by force if necessary, the ones in office will meet in Washington, a large enough contingent will invoke others to join. some will be un-armed and peaceful, some armed to protect those who choose not to be. operation American spring is the beginning,and as peaceful as possible is the method,but by summer if peace does not work…any means needed will be employed, i suspect the government will make the mistake of a heavy handed response, and that will only invoke more resistance. obama and his cronies should be afraid, by the end of summer they will all face justice.

  • Charles Hurst

    I don’t think I’m any more astute than anyone else. I just read history for the premise of my post apocalyptic novel. And the collapse was based on past events. Part of it was the rise of the anger between the North and South as I said. I read 1917 Russia in great detail.
    I think of the pre-Revolutionary war. Here are these regular joes. No cell phones. No facebook. A message across a state takes days to deliver. And they are talking about taking on King George. An empire. A betting man would have bet on King George–and his well developed army. With endless supply. Those Founding Fathers were the bravest souls that walked the face of the earth. It is easy to look back now and say golly of course they won. They shouldn’t have. They trusted in this karmic force called Good backed by God.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE