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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!

Public Comments
Jul 22nd, 2013
LINDA L. from Amarillo, TX signed.
Jul 22nd, 2013
Lyle R. from Hugo, MN writes:
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Don't hold your breath we have such a do nothing Congress and Senate except for the likes of the Pauls to defend the Constitution and make smart moves.
Jul 22nd, 2013
Thomas D. from Des Moines, IA signed.
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Lucien D. from Metairie, LA signed.
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Bailey P. from Jackson, TN signed.
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Garry M. from Milwaukee, WI signed.
Jul 22nd, 2013
William E. from Camarillo, CA signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
kelley c. from Pahrump, NV signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Michael B. from Fresno, CA writes:
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When will you people in D.C. start abiding by the oath you swore before God and man? To uphold and protect the U.S. Constitution from any enemies, foreign or domestic. GOD BLESS AMERICA and WE THE PEOPLE.
Jul 21st, 2013
matthew n. from Rockville, MD writes:
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Yes, support the new government of Egypt and I help Mr. Mursi the former president of Egypt will be sent to prison
Jul 21st, 2013
Clifford and Rhonda B. from Gladwin, MI signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
STEVEN M. from Elgin, SC signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Barry G. from Paragould, AR writes:
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This president showing more support for Muslin then he is for America.
Jul 21st, 2013
Nicholas C. from Rego Park, NY signed.
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Nicholas C. from Rego Park, NY signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Ralph H. from Jackson, CA signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Someone from Long Beach, CA writes:
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A coup is a coup is a coup! Call it anything else is a lie.
Jul 21st, 2013
Don L. from Somersworth, NH signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Frances V. from Polo, IL signed.
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Lawrence B. from Overland Park, KS signed.
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Someone from Monterey Park, CA signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Michael S. from Downers Grove, IL signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
CJeanne D. from Rockford, IL writes:
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I'd rather fund the Egyptian military who took the country back from the Muslim Brotherhood as long as there is going to be another election - than the $8 million obama just "secretly" gave the Muslim Brotherhood to help them....
Jul 21st, 2013
rudy C. from Morgantown, WV signed.
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MARY C. from Sun City West, AZ signed.
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barbara e. from Littleton, CO signed.
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Adrianus M. from Ryegate, MT signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Randy M. from Koshkonong, MO signed.
Jul 21st, 2013
Someone from Houston, TX writes:
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This administration is a danger to this country!!!
Jul 21st, 2013
William T. from Atlanta, GA signed.
Jul 20th, 2013
Mary D. from East Peoria, IL signed.
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Betty S. from Loretto, TN signed.
Jul 20th, 2013
John S. from Anchorage, AK signed.
Jul 19th, 2013
Rhonda M. from Arden, NC writes:
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The American people are demanding that Egyptian Coup Act of 2013 shall not be funded. The WH is only adding fuel to the flame when it comes to helping Egypt and that Morsi. We demand all of you say no to give the money to egypt.
Jul 19th, 2013
David D. from Dallas, TX signed.
Jul 18th, 2013
Marek C. from Tucson, AZ signed.
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Gary C. from Layton, UT signed.
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William C. from Evanston, WY signed.
Jul 18th, 2013
Carol H. from Southern Pines, NC signed.