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Originally posted by Bunch
If you ask me, as a present member of the military, I would not like to serve, work, live or have anything to do with a convicted felon that serves in the military and here is why.
1. This people have chosen to violate the laws and more than likely the rights of this country and its citizens. Is that the kinfc of people you want representing your country in other nations? Do you really think they would care about the rights of Iraqis, Afghanis, Koreans, Japanese or any other overseas place we serve?
2. We have our fair share of bad apples as it is right now, and every single case of a military member doing something bad gets so much attention that I don't see why they would even take the risk to place people like convicted felons in the military.
3. The best thing about the military in my opinion is that we have a strong sense of community, we live on our bases like it was the 1950's, doors open, cars unlocked, kids play outside with nothing to worry about. You start bringing people that don't share or don't care about those values and then you place an unnecessary burden on military members, because we going to have to worry about, whose my neighbor? Was he a thief? A rapist? Would my neighbor hurt my family or rob me when I'm deployed. It just place unnecessary worries on those who don't need that.
4. By way of number 3, it just going to make it hard to have fully integrated force if are not able to trust each other.
Serving in the military should not be a right, it should be a priviledge for those who conduct themselves honorably.
[edit on 23-4-2008 by Bunch]
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
reply to post by AnAbsoluteCreation
You shouldn't call me a liar.
I don't care you like it or not, but don't call me a liar.
[edit on 2008/4/24 by GradyPhilpott]
I shared the truth with you as I experienced it.
Originally posted by jefwane
3.) I would imagine that the vast majority of those accepted are due to drug crimes (cannabis is a felony in some states), property crime, and violation of probation.
WASHINGTON - Under pressure to meet combat needs, the Army and Marine Corps brought in significantly more recruits with felony convictions last year than in 2006, including some with manslaughter and sex crime convictions.