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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 hour ago
Mason B. from Virginia Beach, VA writes:
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As a felon I feel that my job opportunities are now very limited. I have wanted to be in the military since I was a child. I was a juvenile convicted as an adult, I am now 20 years old finishing paying my debts to society, and I would like to someday find a career in the military.
1 hour ago
Brandon F. from Hampton, VA writes:
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I really want to join, and i was convicted of a felony as a juvenile, but charged as an adult. I have been a model citizen ever since. I would love if this could be my career.
2 days ago
Yochio M. from Macungie, PA writes:
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33 now. Convicted of a felony at 18. Walked a very straight line since. I am a sworn civil servant. Always wanted to enlist and always told no. This needs to end. If I can provide civil service I should also be able to provide military service
3 days ago
Daniel B. from Hampton, VA signed.
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4 days ago
Chon W. from Toledo, OH writes:
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I'm a felon an I've grown up . My case is about 10 yrs old . I have kids n I just want to be given the chance to do better n follow my famous lays footsteps
1 week ago
Charles L. from Ashland, VA writes:
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Serving, it is something that I took for granted. I am 27 now and enlisted when i was 18 I was discharged after a younger more gullible me trusted and was led by others in my unit to try smoking weed. After discharge I was devastated turning to misfits and trouble to fit in and stupidly committed a felony grand larceny trying to survive. After hitting bottom I have tried to pull together the pieces of my life to move forward however I always come back to Serving. If a felon would be allowed to join I would like to be first in line I want to serve my country again I was young, I was stupid and naive. I am not saying everyone should be granted a waver but if one could be passed on my behalf I would be living my dream, to live a soldier's life. I cannot change what i did but people do learn and mature one chance is all I need.
1 week ago
mark T. from Murphysboro, IL writes:
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I agree but you'll never change anything the only time it would change is if there was a world war when they need a head count with out a world war or some dramatic world event we will always be 2nd class citizens a stigma
March 14, 2017
Damon V. from Bella Vista, AR writes:
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I am 19 with multiple felony convictions trying very hard to change my life. I would do anything possible to move forward from my past and serve my country.
March 13, 2017
James G. from Pasadena, MD writes:
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I am 25 years old and was charged with a felony at age 18. Since then I haven't got in any trouble and it has been my dream To join the US military. Recruiters laugh when I try to join. I would scrub toilets or go front lines. I'd give anything to be able to wear the uniform and serve our country.