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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 13th, 2013
Ms. Dolores J. from Swansea, SC writes:
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ANOTHER impeachable offense!!! Let us impeach & remove the traitor & tyrant, ASAP!
Jul 13th, 2013
Ms. Dolores J. from Swansea, SC writes:
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ANOTHER impeachable offense!!! Let us impeach & remove the traitor & tyrant, ASAP!
Jul 13th, 2013
Rocky B. from Pickens, SC signed.
Jul 13th, 2013
Aileen H. from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Why do you follow a leader who seems to regard terrorist over the citizens, that is working to create a police state circa "1984" that we need to be spied on and Federal workers now need to spy on each other and we need to have ammo not available to citizens,, but DHS is cornering the market, that our freedoms are being eroded with the help of all of you in Congress. That between Obamacare (which none of you read before you passed) and this rush and push for amnesty which will not secure the borders for over 10 years which is like all the other bills for cutting spending by raising the taxes, always get the raise in taxes, never get the cuts in spending. What is happening in Egypt is not far from happening here, and it has been created just like the protest in Fla. on Zimmerman 0ur tax dollars used to incite riots - was that also true on the "Wall street protestors" they didn't seem to have much of a brain that wasn't in a drug induced coma to organize anything. This administration is the most corrupt, evil, destructive, divisive, racially proactive for creating riots, department heads that are prolific liars and perjurers and no one repeat NO ONE IS BEING HELD ACCOUNTABLE. When do you stand up, grow and spine and protect the citizens and quit backing the terrorist.
Jul 13th, 2013
Someone from Austin, TX signed.
Jul 13th, 2013
John H. from Dobson, NC signed.
Jul 13th, 2013
Leonard R S. from Dallas, TX signed.
Jul 13th, 2013
Michelle K. from Virginia Beach, VA writes:
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Why are we sending Aid to countries that HATE the US?
Jul 12th, 2013
Cecil W. from Lexington, KY signed.
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phillip P. from Jackson, TN signed.
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Thomas P. from Sulphur, LA signed.
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Vicki B. from Loveland, CO signed.
Jul 12th, 2013
Someone from Edmond, OK signed.
Jul 12th, 2013
Sharon M. from Moreno Valley, CA writes:
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Thank you to all who are standing against aid to Egypt in the "Egyptian Military Coup Act of 2013", and to all who are fighting the UN Arms Treaty signing/passage that unravels our 2nd Amendment rights to keep Arms.
Jul 12th, 2013
kevin b. from Stockton, CA signed.
Jul 12th, 2013
Todd S. from Sioux City, IA signed.
Jul 12th, 2013
andy f. from Panama City, FL writes:
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IMPEACH & REMOVE the TRAITOR
Jul 12th, 2013
Someone from Salina, OK signed.
Jul 12th, 2013
Anthony B. from Kingsport, TN writes:
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These people fought and won their Freedom over Morsi & Radical Muslim Brotherhood, Which killed people constantly. Whither it be for have a beer, for being a Christian a Jew Any religion beside Islam, a woman dressing against Radical Islam's religion ( Extreme Dress Code) or even liking a man outside the Islam faith Yes its true A Family Member usually kills her, to protect their good name with Islam.Even If they leave the Country. What if it were your son, she feel in love with!) They won their Freedom. Imagine if you will, after gaining Independence from Brittan, China or Japan sent much Superior Weaponry immediately to Brittan. We would be enslaved! I believe in God and the rights of all men, all races, all religions, to live free in peace and equality! Many of you are older than I, so I know you remember how God made America Great. We can be again! But it's up to you to stand for Freedom, and allow other Countries to have theirs. We Stood for Justice, Radical Islam has no concept of Freedom & Justice For All!
Jul 12th, 2013
Philip S. from Sacramento, CA signed.
Jul 12th, 2013
Leland C. from Amarillo, TX signed.
Jul 12th, 2013
Kirk and Karen R. from Chattaroy, WA writes:
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It is senseless to Pay for More Debt we cannot incur a a nation when so many other needs are a priority, one that this current Administration of the Shadow Government does not Care. Please Wake up to all that is happening to our Precious Country and Keep American Taxpayer money at home for jobs, and Debt Reduction
Jul 11th, 2013
Carole P. from Petaluma, CA signed.
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Patricia Y. from Des Moines, IA signed.
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Scott D. from Logan, UT signed.
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Someone from Greenwich, CT signed.
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Carol M. from Saltillo, MS signed.
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Bobby C. from Monroe, GA signed.
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Ursula C. from Clifton Forge, VA signed.
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Corinne B. from Oakland, OR signed.
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Ralph E W. from Hillsville, VA signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Frances V. from Polo, IL signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Robert R. from Hampton, AR writes:
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Americans, we are on a very slippery slope. FEMA camps in all sectors of the country literally thousands and thousands of "casket liners" in ALL parts of the country, foreign troops on American soil, movements of trains flat car after flat car teaming with tanks, support vehicles. Night time excursions in major cities with again foreign army troops, along with regular military, and police. The Constitution being shredded every week, every month. Senator Paul shouldn't have to get a bill passed that our Constitution has already set precedent for. This administration is WAY out of control. Take action before it is TOO DAMN late. Please, remember that everyone who serves at this level of government has sworn an oath, to do what? They are systematically dismantling all evidence that we ever had a Constitution. A law passed that ANYONE in this country can be held, detained with out due process!!! Are you kidding me? WAKE UP ! American's Senators and Congressmen, how in good conciseness can you continue to allow what is so very obvious to so many others, the events over the last 4 or so years, is blatant, the destruction of the US economy, devaluation of our dollar, and our ever increasing global militarization. Senators and Congressmen(women) you have taken a solemn oath (perhaps several times) like I did, to PROTECT and DEFEND the Constitution of the United States from ALL enemies FOREIGN and DOMESTIC! Yet returning Veterans are now being classified as a "potential threat" to national security? Or anyone who dissents from the current path of this administration?? There are literally millions upon million of citizens in this country who are saying "what can I do to stop this obvious downward trend" in the US? They aren't supposed to,YOU sir, you MADAME Senator or Congressperson that is your job. It is my opinion again that, there will soon be an "event" precipitated somewhere, somehow, that will lead to Martial Law, and I'm quite confident if that happens, many gloves will come off, is that what the government wants? Remember, when someone that has something to lose, they cower, those that have nothing to lose or are patriots, will do anything to ensure their own and families personal survival. Please consider joining Senator Paul in paving the way to stop what seems to be inevitable. Respectfully yours,
Jul 11th, 2013
Grace K. from Glendale, AZ signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Darrell W. from Fairfax, VA signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Robert R. from Hampton, AR writes:
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Americans, we are on a very slippery slope. FEMA camps in all sectors of the country literally thousands and thousands of "casket liners" in ALL parts of the country, foreign troops on American soil, movements of trains flat car after flat car teaming with tanks, support vehicles. Night time excursions in major cities with again foreign army troops, along with regular military, and police. The Constitution being shredded every week, every month. Senator Paul shouldn't have to get a bill passed that our Constitution has already set precedent for. This administration is WAY out of control. Take action before it is TOO DAMN late. Please, remember that everyone who severs at this level of government has sworn an oath, to do what? They are systematically dismantling all evidence that we ever had a Constitution. A law passed that ANYONE in this country can be held, detained with out due process!!! Are you kidding me? WAKE UP ! American's
Jul 11th, 2013
Marilyn S. from Everett, WA signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Charles H. from Monmouth Junction, NJ writes:
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Enough already; it IS A Coup. PERIOD! Stop the aid, not only to Egypt, but the rest of foreign countries as well. They are doing Better the us! Look at this as your family, feed them first, before aiding others. On and on and on I can go! Amazing, we print money, give it away, and my standard of life is shrinking extensively. Enough of this shot already!
Jul 11th, 2013
Karen R. from Frederick, MD signed.