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 made some mistakes as a teenager. I have learned from my mistakes. I do not think that this should bar me from military entry
I believe that if your convicted of a misdemeanor by the courts it should be considered a misdemeanor by the military. Why aren't crimes considered the same by the Courts and by our military?
that's right isn't that what America stands for.
I messed up and paid my dues. I want to serve my country!
I believe that if we want to serve our country
Weather we be felons,fatpeople,mentally challenged,anything on these grounds our country should find a place for you because it takes a special person to want to defend and protect US AMERICAN PEOPLE
I have a felony record from when I was 17 and 18 years old. I'm now 34 and still being denied jobs because of it.
I am a felon as well and would love nothing more than to serve my country and set an example for my children.
I too am a felon, and would of loved to of got back in.
What better way to give back to my country after being convicted about 15 years ago. I would defend this country by any means necessary for the people, not the government. When sh*t hits the fan, and God forbid anything happens on our land, it won't matter if you're an ex con or not. I'm sure our true patriotism would overcome our past to do what is right. I'm sure alot of our politicians are against people like myself to join the service, but then again they themselves would not go overseas to protect our homeland. I'm ashamed for what I have done in my late teen years, but I would be proud to sign up for duty for our country, and not our government. When do we seperate human rights from citizen rights? After all....I believe it's my human right to defend my country, and no one can take that away from me.
yes Im a convicted felon that want to better myself i made mistakes 4 years ago and think the military is the discipline i need