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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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Someone from Norman, AR writes:
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What about all the money Obama just sent to the Palestinians?
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Victor M. from Land O Lakes, FL writes:
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Radical islam is anti western and anti Christians. ThesEgyptian military need our support to quash and destroy these muslims.
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Im not a conservative but i support this.
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Ron C. from Hartford City, IN writes:
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A rogue Egypt government will use the F-16s and battle tanks against Israel given the opportunity. Why the hell are we arming them???