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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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9 hours ago
Devon N. from Keenesburg, CO writes:
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I am a felon, I carry the weight of what I've done my actions cannot be reversed. My dreams of one day joining the armed forces and serving this great country gone. I would give my all if only the opportunity was there.
3 days ago
Someone from Saint Cloud, FL writes:
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I'm not a felon but I have a juvenile felony that was adjudicated, it is hard for me to get in an this happens to me as a kid, now I'm a great person who big goals in life an in perfect mental an physical health but I can't join cause we relay to much on the criminal justice system, I messed up a little bit an got caught. I'm sure there are people in the military that have done really violent crimes or just really bad in jeneral! What's the difference? They never got cought. Wouldn't you want someone I. The military that has learned from there mistakes? Idk.. but I will notify everyone I know that has messed up a little bit in life that wants to make a hange to sign this penguin an get this thing moving as much as possible!
1 week ago
Gregory L. from Fieldon, IL writes:
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To be honest I've been on the wrong side of the law and caught a fe w felonies,but I was young I served my time didn't complain accepted the consequences of my actions and paid my debt to society for my crimes. Most my problems came through high school or right after and I was young feeling invincible had drug issues and didn't yet have a family that means the world to me. I even went through an intensive drug court program/probation period I voluntarily agreed to do upon my sentencing to avoid ending up in the same situations again. My convection is over 7 years ago I've not been in any trouble except for a sticker on my license plate I forgot to renew on time the year they didn't send out letter but I didn't complain i understood o should of paid better attention to my surroundings I'm not a child no one is here to hold my hand . I do however love my country respect the police for doing a job and recognize the importance they are to bringing safety to there communities and how I see it o would be honored to be able to protect not just my family but the way of life of my country instead of being inherently judged from a few past actions when I was younger. People go through different things in there lives but it doesn't mean we don't change get prioritys together and want to better not only ourselves but to help guarantee that the country my daughters grow up in is secure and even better than when I was there age freedom is a great thing but it isn't free and I would love to be able to pay my dues to this great nation.
1 week ago
Someone from Hernando, MS writes:
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Please let felons join the military as long as the felon has served their time and has been rehabilitated. To not let certain class of people go to the military is just like saying bring on more crime
February 19, 2017
Someone from Temecula, CA writes:
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I am in full support of this petition. As an American we should trust the elected "system" to actually work and be relied upon to rehabilitate people that have had some short comings in life, noone is perfect. Allow them the opportunity to regain a righteous position in our communities, and be of service to our great nation. At this time, once in the system, you are placed in a category that will ultimately eliminate most options of being able to provide for your family's future. That is the reason the return rate is so high, because people willing to do right are ridiculed and exiled for their past behavior, tgey are forced to desperately return to the life the once knew and wanted to leave behind, but society wont acceot them so what else can they do when the bills are due? The military at one point was seen as a way out of prison, now it could be a way out of trouble and an investment to our society to instill the structure and discipline we all desperately need. These people have served their time, endured their specified punishment, so why do they have to suffer through a lifelong punishment. America, the land of opportunity, only if you dont ever make a mistake or poor decision... Lets eliminate that las part and as our new President puts it "make America great again!"
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Someone from Miami beach, FL writes:
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11,000 messages send to the Congress That's about 11,000 soldiers that the commanders need and ask for couple weeks ago so if you want to send anybody out there to Afghanistan or Iraq here there are it just makes sense
February 17, 2017
Someone from Crivitz, WI writes:
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We're still HUMAN let us fight for what we believe in, being a felony seems like we have no rights and were always getting******on left and right, what happened to America land of free, It should go something like this for Felons: America **** off Felons, that's what it seems like
February 16, 2017
Brian K. from carthage, NY writes:
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Hello my name is Brian sweet and I'm 7 years without getting into trouble I have been trying to get into the military for 6 years now but due to the laws with felons and needed collage credits I think is ridiculous.... please help me to join the military I need and want this just because I'm a felon doesn't mean I don't want to fight for my daughters freedom and by god I should be able to do it .
February 16, 2017
Brian K. from Theresa, NY writes:
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Hello my name is Brian sweet and I'm 7 years without getting into trouble I have been trying to get into the military for 6 years now but due to the laws with felons and needed collage credits I think is ridiculous.... please help me to join the military I need and want this just because I'm a felon doesn't mean I don't want to fight for my daughters freedom and by god I should be able to do it .
February 16, 2017
Joshua G. from Geneseo, NY writes:
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I have 2 felonies that technically are misdemeanor charges criminal mischief 3rd for both. NON VIOLENT CRIMES! All over alcohol been 2 years and going sober, I have 2 black belts and cant serve my country. I can't vote either. disavowed citizens. we could be implemented and used instead of disregarded as useless criminals. There is no voice and I doubt anything will ever be done to look at this. Why were criminals let go in past to join military? why not anymore? you could turn bad into good instead you blacklist "criminals" and want to enlist teenagers. Makes no sense America has inherently turned its back on people who could be used for good. instead they make you crawl the rest of your life in shame. I wonder why people are going over seas to fight for isis, I love America and would never do that but I can see and feel a palpable presence of dissent among the people. tired of being told what is good and right for us and others with no thought of what will these people will do in defiance. Sounds like they want us to never become anything higher than working at a burger king. I say **** the government and there secret agenda. policies written by billionaires for billionaires because there will always be more meat for the machine and a new generation to brain wash. what happened to America? Trump as president lol kid rock thinking of running for senate lol someone better call up kim kardashian and tell her to run for political seat lol. Im just totally disgusted with our country for becoming a laughing stock while they build there lives on the backs of the poor and people with no voice.