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'm 17 I'm be 18 in a couple of days I been trying to join the marines to change my life and to make a better life for my family and i wanna make my parents happy and felonys are holding me back from joining they happened a couple years ago and they are getting sealed when I turn 18 so I hope they pass this so I can join the marines and I think the world shouldn't judge us by what we did when we were young the miltary should let them join still because people can change
It is difficult to find decent employment once you have a felony. Schools should teach people what actions are felonies, too. I got a felony Fleeing and Eluding a few years ago, not realizing that a felony could be something other than murder, robbery, rape, tax evasion, and drug dealing. Running from the police was basically glorified on television and in movies. Yes, it was a stupid decision, and I had no actual reason to lead them on a high speed chase on a 200cc motor scooter, but that's no reason to ruin 7+ years of my life, where I cannot travel out of this country or apply for most jobs I desire. Also: the author of this petition at needs to go back and edit the text, at least changing 'there' to 'their' where it needs changing.
Let felons rejoin society. Why stigmatize human beings for life? Are they worse than the violent police who guard them? Watch police brutality videos and determine yourself.
Allow all the chance and opportunity to show value and earn a living. Allow them pride and a chance to become a productive and valuable asset.
Every body at perfect and deserves a opportunity in life