Give Felons The Right To Join The Army/Military

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I am asking congress to support letting felons into the army/military. I think that if someone has proven to change there ways in life and be a role model citizen then there is no reason to not let them join. This is descrimination against USA citizens. These people are trying to better there life and that is what the USA stands for.

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I'll admit it, in 2009 when I was 18 years old I stole $350. Little did I know, anything $350 and up is considered grand theft... But like I just said, I WAS A TEENAGER. All teenagers do something stupid weather they get caught or not. I'm not a criminal and I haven't gotten in trouble since. I actually never been in trouble prior to my grand theft charge. I am a perfect example of 'the wrong place at the wrong time'. The military is what I was meant to do, no doubt about it. First off I don't believe $350 shouldn't be a grand theft charge. And secondly, I was still a kid. I believe everyone deserves a second chance. I have gone to great measures to seal and expunge My record, I've even gotten a pardon from the governor of Florida, but it's still not enough. What can I do to show that I'm one million percent dedicated to serving my country.
I stole $350 in 2009 and am not considered a felon
Ok so I have made a few mistakes as a young adult I'm 26 now and it's imp for me to find employment. I have no violent charges or drug charges and all I want to do is make myself a better person it has been almost 7 years since I've be in trouble why can't I join and help fight when I know it's what I was meant to do
I was tried and convicted as an adult when I was only 16 years old. I have completely changed my life around and am no longer a kid. I'm 23 years old now and I have always loved my country. I hate the fact that I cannot serve my country because of something that I did when I was a child. I have proven that I have turned my life around and I am ready to answer the call of duty of this great country!
I truly believe in giving someone a second chance everyone makes mistakes that's how we learn from them. we want to encourage people to stay on track in life by giving them the necessary tools that will assitat those who seek a better direction in life. To anyone who reads this comment please consider those who want to make a change in life for them selves, family, and this country everyone deserves a second chance.

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im a convicted felon and I've changed my life and i life I have admitted my wrong and want to make a difference in the world and provide a way for my kids
im a convicted felon and I've changed my life and i life I have admitted my wrong and want to make a difference in the world and provide a way for my kids