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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 18th, 2013
Jean L. from Hamilton, OH signed.
Jul 18th, 2013
David M. from Yelm, WA signed.
Jul 18th, 2013
Carol S. from Rockford, IL writes:
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However, the original issue is that Obama assisted to oust the previous Egyptian leader so as to get the Muslin Brotherhood into the Presidency in Egypt.... putting both Israel and the US in significant danger. The Muslim Brotherhood has not supported Israel, and in doing so Obama laid the groundwork for further expansion of Muslim law/Sharia law there with open support from the US. The overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood President dictator by the Egyptian Army actually creates a greater potential for Egypt to end up with a true democracy. WHY would the US support the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt seeing how Mosi became a dictator. We're better off providing aid to the Egyptian Army to assist with free elections there again than we were to give aid to the Brotherhood. I'm less concerned about aid there now than I was when it was provided with the Muslim Brotherhood in charge.
Jul 17th, 2013
Someone from Evansville, IN signed.
Jul 17th, 2013
Kevin K. from Medina, NY signed.
Jul 17th, 2013
Francesco D. from Santa Monica, CA signed.
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Someone from Angwin, CA signed.
Jul 17th, 2013
Christina E. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Jul 16th, 2013
Charles and Teresa C. from Palmer, TN signed.
Jul 16th, 2013
Robert L. from Old Hickory, TN signed.
Jul 16th, 2013
randy g. from Upland, CA signed.
Jul 16th, 2013
MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
Jul 16th, 2013
andy f. from Panama City, FL writes:
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Impeac & remove the TRAITOR
Jul 16th, 2013
RICHARD D. from Roswell, NM signed.
Jul 16th, 2013
John E. from Holmdel, NJ signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
James B. from Jeffersonville, IN writes:
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better than what they had Hell were going to borrow money to give to them anyway , I would like to see aid cut off for awhile
Jul 15th, 2013
AL M. from Grand Island, NE signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Larry E. E. from Liberty, MO signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Bonnie S. from Catskill, NY writes:
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Obama is in bed with the Muslim Brotherhood. He is one of them. We have turned our country over to the enemy.
Jul 15th, 2013
Raffaele C. from Killeen, TX writes:
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No more Foreign Aid to Sharia Law Promoters ; Obama is Sharia , get him out now .
Jul 15th, 2013
Dennis R. from Beverly Hills, CA writes:
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The US Government should should NOT provide foreign aid to any nation that promotes Sharia law.
Jul 15th, 2013
Someone from Durango, CO signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Bob W. from Galesburg, IL signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Someone from Fort Mill, SC signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
howard R. from S Zanesville, OH signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
STEPHEN C. from Decatur, AL writes:
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Give support to the "Egyptian Military Coup Act of 2013" and get that Muslim fool from Kenya out of our White House.
Jul 15th, 2013
Eric M. from Temperance, MI signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Someone from Haltom City, TX writes:
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Taxpayers should not support foreign aid to any nation in the middle east that promotes Sharia law. We become enablers when we give our hard earned tax payer money to countries that violate human rights. Why is the President always rewarding bad behavior, was that Bush's fault also.
Jul 15th, 2013
Someone from Laceyville, PA signed.
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George S. from Norwalk, CA signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Someone from Arbuckle, CA signed.
Jul 15th, 2013
Susan R. from Kilauea, HI writes:
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The Egyptian Military is far better for everyone involved then the Radical Islamist Muslim Brotherhood with their archaic Sharia Law.
Jul 14th, 2013
Thomas B. from Plattsburg, MO signed.
Jul 14th, 2013
Larry R. from Mankato, MN writes:
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I'm Demanding you to Co-Sponsor the "Egyptian Military Coup Act of 2013" to Support the Egyptian people against the Muslim Brotherhood Terror on Egypt.
Jul 14th, 2013
Daniel C. from Hammond, IN signed.
Jul 14th, 2013
Joseph C C. from Gibbstown, NJ signed.
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Marilyn N. from Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA signed.
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Dennis B. from Ephrata, PA signed.
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Marcus and Barbara B. from Prineville, OR signed.
Jul 14th, 2013
Jim C. from Woodston, KS signed.