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 myself do not have a felony, but my boyfriend does. I talk to him about the Military all the time because that has been my dream to serve for our country; the other day I was talking about the Army and he said to me that he wished he would have done that. He has a felony for PWI (Possession with Intent to sell), he is now 21 and received that charge when he was 19. I feel as though drug related offenses shouldn't discriminate felons from wanting to join the Army/Military. Truthfully, that would make them want to change their life. It teaches them discipline and other alternatives for life instead they are being forced to not be able to better themselves due to their record. Now if you have a felony murder etc, no I do not believe that that felon should be allowed to enlist truthfully.
I am a convicted felon myself, I commited my crimes at 19 years old, my dreams was to actually join the military or police force, obviously I messed that up and wish I could take it back, but I can't I feel I did however better myself as much as I could getting my diploma, and keeping a job but I still want to server my country with a bigger purpose, I want to feel like I am actually doing something I don't know how far this will go but I still have my dreams to.
I think if you have missed your time limit because of a felony and plenty of time have passed being allowed to join the army would be great. I made a mistake years ago and wish I could join now at 38.