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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Any felon that would choose to fight for his country has likely been made a perfect candidate by the system. They have paid their debt, why can't we allow them to live with honor?
My son got a felony on his record at the age of 18 and has since redeemed himself. I believe since he has grown up that he should be given a chance to join the military and to better his future. Our District Attorney did time in prison for selling drugs and became an attorney and is now the DA in our city. Not every felon is a bad person because of a mistake.
That's right. This is the USA. I wanna join an make my life better. I can't do that if every were I go to try an make it better I get a big no, cause your a felon. Well how else do you better your life. ?????.??....
Im 27 with kids. I am a felon. But i 'm also an American! I've Commited crimes and served time in prison and learned my lesson. Its hard for me to get a job or seek a career of any type. In other words I cant support my family the way I want to. Im willing to join the army and possibly lose my live just to get another chance at life and make my family proud. Just because im a felon doesnt mean I deserve to be rejected everywhere I go. This is America "The Land of Oppertunity" Lets make America Great Again before its to late! Felons deserve a 2nd chance!
I believe that this would be a great opportunity to let people turn their lives around. To let them be able to get structure and the support that they have always needed. We need to give people who have messed up another chance and let them prove to the world that they aren't some screw up that people tend to believe felons to be.
To whom it may concern,. 3 weeks after I took my asvab for the Corp. I was arrested at 17 yrs old due to the fact a 16 year old "friend" had less then a gram of a controlled substance in my vehicle, me unaware of the fact allowed the officers to search my car. Sure enough it was found between the passanger and middle console. Due to the fact I was 17 ( legally an adult in TX) and he was 16 (juvinile) also being he wouldnt admit to it and it was found in my vehicle, they took me to jail. I bonded out an was given 3 yrs deferred adjudication in court. I completed everything required of me. An now that im 24 cannot even get a job at my local food store. Im a respectful healthy American who deserves a chance to be all I can be. Everybody from the Oval office to a shack in the woods has made horrible mistakes, only half barely slip under the wire. Im old enough now to understand im at fault for my own arrest meaning, making friends who clearly are not the company to have around. I will never quit trying to earn the uniform just as my grandfather's Sergeant Major Henry Ross, Master Sergeant Joseph A. Terranova, and my father SFC Jack Nickell who have all served honorably. Im not a multiple felon or even close to a screw up,. One mistake at 17 ruins my future?.Please help me believe in America again, a beautiful country built on second chances. Sincerely, David J. Bishop
it was a life long dream to join the military after all my grandfathers joined during ww2 to see them in uniform i can say iwas verry proud to see that.iam 32 as of may 8th i lost a lot of structure after my pops died he probley would have gave me a nice kick to get me going but he did not make it so drugs alchol and becoming a felon before wisenig up and seeing the differances that be made in the world and in myself.