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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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1 day ago
David G. from Cuyahoga Falls, OH writes:
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Those who make mistakes should be encouraged to make amends to society and not punished for life.
Jul 11th, 2017
Brian D. from Maumee, OH signed.
Jul 7th, 2017
Someone from Frederick, MD writes:
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In todays world so very many of our young adults have been arrested and have convictions for drugs. When these young people realize their path of self destruction and honestly have changed and moved on with their life it should not be a factor that they should not be able to serve their country. After all, are we not asking them to put their lives on the line for our nation? Most of these would make excellent service members and are patriotic to the core. Everyone makes mistakes and generally we grow up and realize that there is more to life than drugs. Give them a reason to be proud productive citizens.
Jun 30th, 2017
Thomas P. from Auburn, NY signed.
Jun 26th, 2017
DAVID D. from Boyertown, PA writes:
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I made many stupid and foggy decisions 20 yrs ago that are barring me from getting the opportunity to serve my country today. This issue most definitely must be revised with a statute of limitation for any offense with exception to sexual deviance of any type. Just because a person hasn't accumulated a criminal history doesn't mean their right mind. The military is full of criminals and gang members. This is ********.
Jun 23rd, 2017
Someone from Haverhill, MA signed.
Jun 21st, 2017
Justin K. from Kill Devil Hills, NC writes:
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I support this 100 percent. ..our freedoms and rights have always been protected by men and women who nees a second choice and the military can restore your honor
Jun 20th, 2017
Travis S. from Bristol, VA writes:
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A mistake one makes should not ruin their entire lifetime, the U.S. government could do wonders by allowing those who regret their actions a chance at redeeming themselves in the eyes of their neighbors and the eyes of their country. To make error is human, but to redeem oneself takes strength and courage, something that any military should surely stand to encourage.
Jun 20th, 2017
Travis S. from Bristol, VA writes:
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A mistake one makes should not ruin their entire lifetime, the U.S. government could do wonders by allowing those who regret their actions a chance at redeeming themselves in the eyes of their neighbors and the eyes of their country. To make error is human, but to redeem oneself takes strength and courage, something that any military should surely stand to encourage.
Jun 13th, 2017
Taylor B. from Virginia Beach, VA writes:
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Hi my name is Taylor Bishop, I was convicted of a felony years back, but now have changed my life around. I am in college with 3.94 GPA and currently have been studying psychology. I think the criminal system is wrong; by telling felons who have changed their life around that they cannot do something for the rest of their life. This kind of law is actually telling them go back out and do the same thing you did before since you cannot do anything with your life anyway. Now I am not saying give every felon that just got out of jail another chance, but if someone committed a crime when they were young and has proof they changed, there should be some kind of criminal justice reform. If there is proof of serious change; I believe that there should be a second chance for everything. Holding someone back for the rest of their life is not helping reform felons at all especially if they have worked so hard to change and the crime happened years ago.