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Tell Congress: Support the "Egyptian Military Coup Act of 2013"

Under current law, the federal government is prohibited from providing aid to any country occupied by a military coup, yet Obama has chosen to turn a blind eye to this fact.

Merriam-Webster defines "coup d’état" as, “a sudden decisive exercise of force in politics; the violent overthrow or alteration of an existing government…”

Despite what the Obama Administration claims, this definition describes exactly what took place in Egypt on July 3.

Under current law, the federal government is prohibited from providing aid to any country occupied by a military coup (see: section 7008 of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Act, 2012), yet Obama has chosen to turn a blind eye to this fact. 

Recognizing the illegality of continuing federal assistance to any nation occupied by a military coup d’état, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced the "Egyptian Military Coup Act" on July 11, 2013. 

“Egypt is the latest example of the Obama Administration’s misguided foreign policy,” Sen. Paul said in a statement. “The overthrow of the Egyptian government was a coup d’état, and the law is clear that when a coup takes place, foreign aid must stop. But, the President still plans to continue to send aid to Egypt, at a pace of more than $1.3 billion per year. By the President’s refusal to call the situation in Egypt a ‘coup’ and continuing the flow of foreign assistance to Egypt, he is forthrightly saying ‘I am ignoring the rule of law.’”

Sen. Paul has long called for the end of American aid to Egypt. On January 31, the Senator introduced an amendment to H.R. 325 to “prohibit the sale, lease, transfer, retransfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, or certain other defense articles or services to the Government of Egypt.” His amendment having failed, the Senator reintroduced the effort as a standalone bill, S. 201, on February 1. (See our petition.)

Understanding that the Obama Administration wants to break the law and use taxpayer dollars to fund Egypt's military occupation, we must demand that Congress pass Sen. Paul's legislation putting such unauthorized aid to and end.

Take Action! Sign the petition and send a free message to your U.S. Representative and Senators demanding that they co-sponosor the "Egyptian Military Coup Act of 2013" and urge their colleagues to do the same.

No more illegal aid to Egypt!

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Jul 24th, 2013
Roger D. from Walker, LA signed.
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Mark F. from Richmond, KY writes:
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Completely illegal to send aid.
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Someone from Nehalem, OR writes:
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They will turn on us. Why waste our money?
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Junior and Belle P. from Ray City, GA writes:
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All Obama wants to do is give OUR money to the Muslim Brotherhood..What about us?? That is OUR money..-Plus any Country harboring terrorists, plus Syria..Why don't we help Israel? Obama has snubbed them long enough..
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Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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I say stop giving money to terrorist lead nations!! No planes, tanks, guns!! NADA!! SPEND THE MONEY ON US CITIZENS!! And help Israel!! At least THEY DONT WANT TO KILL US!! Or BLOW US UP!! Stop funding Obamas TERRORIST BUDDIES!! They will use it against the USA & our ONLY ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL!! Who Obama lied to!!! & will stab in the back if Israel is attacked by one of Obamas MUSLIM BUDDY NATIONS!! Whens Congress gonna wake the heck up AND TAKE CARE OF THE USA!! And NOT MUSLIM EXTREMIST TERRORISTS!!
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Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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I say stop giving money to terrorist lead nations!! No planes, tanks, guns!! NADA!! SPEND THE MONEY ON US CITIZENS!! And help Israel!! At least THEY DONT WANT TO KILL US!! Or BLOW US UP!! Stop funding Obamas TERRORIST BUDDIES!! They will use it against the USA & our ONLY ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL!! Who Obama lied to!!! & will stab in the back if Israel is attacked by one of Obamas MUSLIM BUDDY NATIONS!! Whens Congress gonna wake the heck up AND TAKE CARE OF THE USA!! And NOT MUSLIM EXTREMIST TERRORISTS!!
Jul 24th, 2013
Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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I say stop giving money to terrorist lead nations!! No planes, tanks, guns!! NADA!! SPEND THE MONEY ON US CITIZENS!! And help Israel!! At least THEY DONT WANT TO KILL US!! Or BLOW US UP!! Stop funding Obamas TERRORIST BUDDIES!! They will use it against the USA & our ONLY ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL!! Who Obama lied to!!! & will stab in the back if Israel is attacked by one of Obamas MUSLIM BUDDY NATIONS!! Whens Congress gonna wake the heck up AND TAKE CARE OF THE USA!! And NOT MUSLIM EXTREMIST TERRORISTS!!
Jul 24th, 2013
Jeffrey T. from Milbridge, ME writes:
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I say stop giving money to terrorist lead nations!! No planes, tanks, guns!! NADA!! SPEND THE MONEY ON US CITIZENS!! And help Israel!! At least THEY DONT WANT TO KILL US!! Or BLOW US UP!! Stop funding Obamas TERRORIST BUDDIES!! They will use it against the USA & our ONLY ALLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST ISRAEL!! Who Obama lied to!!! & will stab in the back if Israel is attacked by one of Obamas MUSLIM BUDDY NATIONS!! Whens Congress gonna wake the heck up AND TAKE CARE OF THE USA!! And NOT MUSLIM EXTREMIST TERRORISTS!!
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GIVE NO US MONIES TO OUR ENEMIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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