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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Giving felons a chance would provide better soldiers because this would honestly be our last chance we wouldn't want to mess this up this is our only option you use to to give people a option prison or military as long as it not violent I don't see why you won't let felons in we go in trying to better ourself while non felons for them don't matter cause they can leave the military and still be something
I'm not a bad person, I grew up with poor parenting and poor surroundings, when I was 18 I made a few non violent mistakes with some other delinquents who got off fine since they were 17. I'm 29 now and can't get a decent job even with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology due to my record. If I would've know how much my stupid adolescent actions would've harmed me I wouldn't have done any of it.
Give felons a sencond chance at least the ones who are not violent or have multiple crimes year after year
My husband has a dream that one day he will be able to join the military. But he has a record. And not a violent one. Our family needs something positive like this to happen. We have 3 kids and barely make ends meet. My husband has always wanted to join but made some mistakes as a young man. Lets change the future for many people and many families. Let felons join. Not all of them are bad and people do change. Consider all of the heart. He would put into this knowing its a dream come true.
This is something that i think about every day.
Ive been waiting for the day something is done about this. I was 17 when i was first convicted and again when i was 19. I am 25 now and have been trying to join the the military for years. I have 3 kids and a wife and have made some huge changes in my life. Please let people like me join and make a difference. We would appreciate it, we would embrace it, and we would be proud to serve for the greatest country on the planet. God bless the U.S.A. and god bless those who need this second chance.
I am prior service and made a stupid decision wich ended in a felony, all I wish to do is serve and protect my country and the people in it but apparently mistakes cannot be forgiven or forgotten.
I want to enter the aerospace engineering field but I am a felon from 2011. my chances of doing so are slim to none so now I have to change my major at school all because of my past. Speaking for a felon Our Past Does Not Define Our Future!!
I made a mistake when I was 18 years and I'm now 23, I been trying to join the military and have been barred. I believe those who made mistakes but paid their debt should be allowed to serve their country regardless of criminal past. People who are willing to die for this country should always be allowed to join the military.
i want to to join the navy but i cant because of my criminal history. i want to better my life and serve my country.
i want to to join the navy but i cant because of my criminal history. i want to better my life and serve my country.