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 a felon, but I believe if the person with the felonies depending on what they are for or how many they have, if they want to serve their country and possibly pay the ultimate price they should have that right just like they have the right to vote. I want to make something better of my self and have some honor make my family proud cause I'd be the first one
I'm a felon for a drug conviction from 2004. I've been been changing my life around and I want to join the military. So I can be like my father. And take care of my wife and two kids and protect my country
Some people just made mistakes when they where younger and it seems our country turns its back on those who have
My names junior and im writing to support that past felons get a fair chance at joining the armed forces i was 14 when i caught a robbery charge in second degree they gave me a youthfull offender charge and did some juvenile time the worst part was i didnt commit the crime i was there when the older kids in the group did it. even so the army won't allow me to join i am now 23 and have gotten my life straight i did a year and came out wit p.o i donyt understand how being at the wrong place at the wrong time could affect my life so much. I wish someone high up can see this and give a second thought on granting second chances for juveniles with youthfull offender charges. Makes no sense how i can run for public office but cant enlist in the army with a youthfull offender case
This just makes sense!
To whom it may concern . My name is Jamie jones and I'm from New York. I'm writing this to you guys because I m asking for another chance at life and to serve my country I have been in trouble numerous of time I even did time twice and I have learned from my mistakes and asking for a second chance
It seems to me that the only time the government needs people to join is when theirs a major "WAR".
The old saying " GET ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GET". We are all guilty of something. Some people deserve it. (A Chance to join the ARMY)
A felon can run for senate and even become president but cannot enlist in the United states. Screwy deal
Everyone deserves a second chance at life.
I made a mistake when I was 15 because I was young and dumb and its my dream to enlist in the USMC.
Everyone makes mistakes in there life. Give felons a chance to redeem the self and join. Put them in there own platoon.
Someone that's only made one mistake in life deserves a second chance at life. A felony keeps us from actually getting into the armed forces. Odds are that if a felon is wanting to fight for his country, he's grown up a lot and lived a life most others haven't, spent time in a prison that most people couldn't do. Some felons could be the most outstanding soldiers you could ask for just because they've gone through something so wrong and stood strong and now they could get a chance to do something that's right. If a felon wants to fight for his country, why not let him?! You ask questions as to why should we let someone who is a convicted felon join, but can't answer as to why won't you let us? Give us a chance?! Some actually use the conviction to straighten out our lives and want to better our further and stand for a cause. We are rebelling against the police or judges or prosecutors, we take full responsibility for our mistakes. You might say that we aren't responsible enough because we broke the law and you want nothing but the best, but who are you to say that we couldn't be the best because of a mistake we made in the past, some of us learn by mistakes unfortunately. At the end of the day we are still American citizen just like you, but are willing to take a stand with our country and fight for what we think is right. Im not saying that all felons deserve a place, because there are worse felons than others, but most deserve a chance at a dream they have/had. Let us join, let us fight, give us a second chance please!
I've made one mistake and I don't think it should stop me from being able to pursue a dream.