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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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Sep 1st, 2013
Carl R. from Henry, IL signed.
Aug 30th, 2013
Greta W. from Long Beach, CA writes:
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Morsi equals theocracy and Muslim brotherhood. The military coup wants democracy, please support them.
Aug 30th, 2013
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Marsha R. from San Antonio, TX writes:
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Stop the presidents free use of tax payer monies to fight wars in countries that hate the US to further the rise of leadership that hates Israel.
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Aug 26th, 2013
Blossom S. from Lowell, MA writes:
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This President clearly is circumventing the law by sending aid to Egypt. The federal govt is prohibited from providing aid to any country occupied by a military coup. The foreign aid must stop. President Obama continues to ignore our laws. Where is the outrage of the American people.
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Aug 26th, 2013
Robert C. from Blacksburg, SC writes:
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This is just another sign that this administration must not own a dictionary. When is a Coup not a Coup? When is a Lie not a Lie? When is a Terrorist Act not a Terrorist Act? When are the members of Congress going to stop going along, just to get along? Whether one's political affiliation is Democrat or Republican, Someone is going to have to put on their Big Boy Pants and say enough is enough. The day I saw Obama overseas doing his Apology Tour, I knew he was going down the wrong path. He, singlehandedly, has put America's foreign relations down the toilet. My question, why does America continue to borrow money to give away to countries that hate us? All foreign aid should come to a halt and be revaluated. The published list reads as follows: Libya - 1.45 Billion -- Egypt - 397 Million -- Russia - 380 Million -- Pakistan - 2 Billion - the list goes on and on and on. The next question is, what are you as members of congress going to do about this issue? This so-called new Act would not be needed if someone in Washington owned a Dictionary and would read it and followed the Acts - Laws - and Amendments already in place. Remember Bengazia? WAKE UP AMERICA!!!
Aug 26th, 2013
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