By: Sher Zieve
Florida District 68 House Candidate Joshua Black introduced himself onto the political scene with a tweet he made agreeing with another Twitter user who had written that Obama should be hanged for treason. Of course, Candidate Black was immediately vilified by both the Left, all Marxist Democrats and the Marxist wing (aka “establishment”) of the Republican Party.
However, as the penalty for treason in the USA is still death by hanging for this highest of crimes against the US Republic, Joshua logically agreed with him. However, logic and its conclusions no longer appear to play much of a part–if any–in the now ‘brave new world’ of dumbed-down-by-the-media-and-government-school-system people who inhabit the United States of America. In November 2014, we shall see whether or not these individuals constitute a majority and whether or not conservatives opt–again–not to vote and, instead, hand our country lock, stock and barrel over to those who are salivating at the prospect of using brute force and violence to subjugate the American people as the Obama/New World Order Police State begins to grow exponentially.
In the meantime, after interviewing him, I found Joshua Black to be one of those intelligent and articulate Constitutional conservatives who made up the majority of our founders and one whom We-the-People need in order to wrest our country back from those who are leading us to abject ruin. I trust you will find him as capable and interesting as do I.
Sher: Thanks so much for speaking with us, today, Joshua. You’ve turned into quite a controversial figure in the last month or so, with your run for District 68 Representative to the Florida House. In a tweet, you openly called for the hanging of Barack Hussein Obama for his crimes of committed treason.
The Democrats have vilified you and those in the liberal Republican establishment have called you a “flake.” However, the last time I checked, any conviction of the crime of treason in the United States of America carries the death penalty and specifically hanging the convicted. Also, even before your now infamous tweet, the Democrats–acting as if they know something–were already calling for an end to the death penalty for treason with HR 3741. Can you expound on your reasons for doing so to the readers? And what do you make of the Democrat proposal?
Joshua: Sher, I wasn’t the one who called for it–someone else did, and I tweeted that I agreed with them. I agreed for several reasons:
1) The president, when he was a candidate, fought hard for foreigners suspected of terrorism to have their day in court. But, when suspicions arose about the activities of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen living in Yemen at the time, the President merely authorized two separate drone strikes against him and his teenage son, a direct violation of the 14th Amendment.
2) When civil war began to engulf Libya, the President–along with the international community–sent arms and air strikes to assist the rebels on the ground. Little did the American people know that these rebels were flying the flag of al-Qaeda, our enemy in the War on Terror. This is exactly the definition of Treason that the Constitution describes in Article III, the penalty for which, as you well noted and every single politician knows, has been hanging since the Act of Congress, in accordance with the authority given in that same Article, established said penalty.
3) The president has supplied drug gangs with weapons, through Operation Fast and Furious, another direct act of treason (aren’t we fighting a “War on Drugs”?) That resulted in the death of at least one American border patrol agent.
There are many more, but those should suffice.
As for the Democrats, their move to lessen the penalty for treason is hypocritical, considering they have eagerly sought the death penalty for George W. Bush for war crimes, Bradley Manning for aiding the enemy, and Eric Snowden for espionage. I think that they know that they could face these charges themselves–if there is a full revolution in America–and they want to leave an opening for them to return to power after people have forgotten their atrocities, ala Nelson Mandela.
Sher: Joshua, what made you decide to run for State office? Were there one or more predominant reasons that you believed it necessary?
Joshua: Ultimately, Sher, it boiled down to frustration. Every year, I didn’t want to vote for anybody, but I had to vote for somebody. I realized that the people in “the know” are not my friends and are not looking out for me. I decided that, if I wanted a candidate I could vote for with a clear conscience, I had to run for office. Some of your readers are going to need to come to the same conclusion.
Sher: Ideologically, what are your beliefs with regards to the US Constitution and Conservatism?
Joshua: I am glad that we have a Constitution that keeps the government on the same level as the People. After all, all governments are filled exclusively with humans–just like the citizens. The Bible is completely justified when it says that government should never be trusted (Psalm 118:8-9).
In fact, our founding fathers learned from history and the Bible, because they put into place ways of removing unjust officials and bringing them to justice with minimal blood shed. Impeachment (for the President and all unelected federal officials) and expulsion (for congress) allows us to correct errors and mitigate deceit and wrongdoing in government. Ultimately, though, the People are still in charge. This nation will only be as conservative, free, or just as its People want to be. That’s why we all need to be more vigilant to protect ourselves from criminal politicians who would make us their slaves. We do not exist to make them comfortable. They exist to do the jobs that We the People created for them in the Constitution, nothing more, nothing less.
Sher: Josh, thanks so much for your time today. Where can people go to find out more about you and make a donation to your campaign?
Joshua: Folks can visit my website, www.JoshuaBlack2014.com for all my policy positions and www.Facebook.com/JoshuaBlack2014 to get updates.
Donations can be given through the website as well, or by going to www.rally.org/JoshuaBlack2014, or by mailing a check payable to Joshua Black Campaign to:
P.O. BOX 534
Pinellas Park, FL 33780
Sher: Thanks, again, and we wish you all the best with your campaign.
Joshua: Thanks for having me.
Contributions to political campaigns are limited by Florida law to $1000 per entity per cycle (primary or general). Campaign contributions are not tax-deductible for IRS purposes. Contributions above $100 require the disclosure of the donor’s occupation.
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