posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 06:23 PM
When you start throwing a deadly weapon around, in this case your fists, you're playing Russian Roulette. Sometimes you squeak by; sometimes you
don't. As far as wanting your "rights" back, let's enumerate what you have lost: 1. owning a gun, 2. Voting. Is there anything else? (Serious
question. I read the whole thread and I still am not sure what all you have lost.)
But beyond your "rights" you have a record, and it seems to me THAT is a whole lot worse. You don't have to own a gun and everyone here thinks
voting sucks anyway, But when you apply for a job and they ask, "Have you ever been X?" that ls what truly limits you. And that has nothing at all
to do with your rights. It's just that no one wants to hire you and you'll never get a job that requires a security clearance. If you think you have
the right for people not to know, I'm sorry. I disagree. We have the right to know and you've shown your character.
Perhaps you should think of this as an "opportunity." You have limited yourself, and that's no one's fault but your own, but maybe you can pursue
something you CAN do, such as open your own business, where these limitations aren't such a big deal. Sure seome things are limited to you, but many
things are not at all. Concentrate on that. It might be a blessing in disguise.