Change US Military Enlistment Policy
- US Military
- United States of America
Currently the US Military turns down hundreds of applicants due to their criminal record. I believe this is an unfair policy. You cannot judge one's character by whats in a computer or on paper. Character and devotion to our freedom comes from within. There are people who would gladly serve and devote their lives for their country who are turned down because of their past mistakes. Serving in the US Armed forces teaches things a prison or a civilian workplace cannot teach. It teaches teamwork, discipline, devotion.
When you're serving in the military you are taught to think of your country before yourself. You are trained to die for your country if required. You fight for your country's freedom. What better way to ensure that protection then to open this opportunity to everyone. In this time of war we're in a shortage of manpower because those trusted to our country's protection are not willing to fight anymore, or are getting killed.
We need a strong military and we can't do that without enlisting more soldiers.
Please sign this petition so that we can change our laws to allow more Americans to enlist in the US Military.
The Change US Military Enlistment Policy petition to US Military was written by John Chapman and is in the category Military at GoPetition.