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've done my time, got off papers with an honorable discharge and changed my life for the better. I would love to join the military to give back to my country. I wish they would let us felons in. It's not fair. Some of us just made a stupid decision at 1 point or another in our lives and now we have to pay for it the rest of our lives. Whether it be getting a good job or into the military, it's not rite. Hopefully they'll change this soon.
The Land Of Equality So Shouldn't We Be Treated Equal?!
I've done my Time, completed parole, and going to college for engineering, I think we all deserve a second chance.
Everyone doesn't grow up with the proper upbringing, causing us to make mistakes. It's only right that a man should be able to change his life if he learned from his mistakes...especially if he is trying his best to teach and show his kids a better example then what he was given..
Joining the military is said to be a privilege, well since when did this start? Were not slaves able to enlist during our nations early years? What arrogance is there to deny any person from contributing to a worth while cause? We felons, at the least i, would like to subject my self to the military lifestyle and try to give back to the nation i have received so much from! Also, Why would it be a privilege to serve a military body? This "privilege" concept needs to be looked at and contended for it appears arrogant when looked at from a disenfranchised point of view.
I'm a ex Felon & off paper... I'm 39 healthy and believe that congress should allow Americans who have been incarcerated to become productive members of society by joining US military
I am an ex-felon and I want nothing more than to give back to my country and support my family.... I wish someone could help.
I am an ex-felon and I want nothing more than to give back to my country and support my family.... I wish someone could help.
I am an ex-felon and I want nothing more than to give back to my country and support my family.... I wish someone could help.
I am an ex-felon and I want nothing more than to give back to my country and support my family ... I would enlist without pay for the first six months if I was able to enlist..... I wish someone could help
I am 20 years old and I got in trouble when I was 14. I have two misdemeanors and one felony that I was not adjudicated guilty of. no recruiters in my area want to work with me. I was young and had a very very rough childhood I am older wiser now and what wish to do something with my life and my own country's military won't even let me spill blood for them if I want to. our country LEDs non citizens come here and join the military but there is no second chance for the ones that live here and made a mistake at least when they were under 17. hopefully more people will send and letters in their opinions it saddens me I don't know what else to do with my life I don't want to be another hoodlum on the street. I refuse to be.