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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felons should be allowed to join the UCMJ would then cover any crimes committed by said felon who was allowed entrance into the armed forces
It is ridiculous how this country holds something against you from 14 years ago. My felony was from 2003. I paid my dues to society and what better way to learn discipline and have a second chance to prove themselves. It's many who are in the military who have committed felonies and not get caught. It's all about money though. They got to keep the prisons full. So they deploy the same troops over and over. What if a major war jumped off I bet they would hurry and let you sign up if things got out of control. The recruiter laughed at me and said they have plenty reserves . Lol. I think they are a little besides there self . Nothing is gonna change unless all the felons of the US take a stand . I'm down. It's enough of us . Not saying all felons should join but at least have a law that if this human being is not perfect as is no human being they should be evaluated. Who knows what that person may do or accomplish or save In a conflict. Until we unite and stand up to the crooked politicians nothing will change. Trust me they aren't all perfect. The Secret Service sleep with prostitutes,goveners in sex scandals. President that admitted to drug use in their younger days. The list goes on. Anyway our hands are tied behind our backs out In this society that locks all it's men up and ostracizes them for life. No wonder so many countries hate the US and people here are sick of it
I believe that letting someone who has a felony should be able to join the military regardless of the charge, if he/she wants to help their country so be it, i do understand that the military is not a right but still,i think the military should give felons at least a chance, to make their life better and be the better person they want to be.
I feel the same way if a person has shown that they are truly changed and want a better life and there conviction was non drug and sex related as well as gang affiliation the military should help provide a fresh start im already signed up for selective service so I don't see why I cant get in the military especially seeing as how my crime was criminal damage to property and it was my first offense im not a bad person at all I love flying airplanes and love helping people my dream is to fly for delta airlines and the military can really be a big help in accomplishing that dream and goal.
All we want is a chance. I made a mistake at the age of 17 and because of that I haven't been able to accomplish a lot of things in life. We all make mistakes just a some of us has gotten cut. There's people running the congress and the country and has done crazy and criminal things too.
I'm 17 I'm be 18 in a couple of days I been trying to join the marines to change my life and to make a better life for my family and i wanna make my parents happy and felonys are holding me back from joining they happened a couple years ago and they are getting sealed when I turn 18 so I hope they pass this so I can join the marines and I think the world shouldn't judge us by what we did when we were young the miltary should let them join still because people can change
It is difficult to find decent employment once you have a felony. Schools should teach people what actions are felonies, too. I got a felony Fleeing and Eluding a few years ago, not realizing that a felony could be something other than murder, robbery, rape, tax evasion, and drug dealing. Running from the police was basically glorified on television and in movies. Yes, it was a stupid decision, and I had no actual reason to lead them on a high speed chase on a 200cc motor scooter, but that's no reason to ruin 7+ years of my life, where I cannot travel out of this country or apply for most jobs I desire. Also: the author of this petition at needs to go back and edit the text, at least changing 'there' to 'their' where it needs changing.
Let felons rejoin society. Why stigmatize human beings for life? Are they worse than the violent police who guard them? Watch police brutality videos and determine yourself.