Question by OFDUnit23: Should it be legal for private and/or public entities to deny employment/service to an ex felon?
I spent seven years incarcerated (armed robbery)! Since my poor choices I have received a B.S. Degree, owned my own business, married with two children, pay taxes, and voted. yet I am denied an opportunity to serve my country via military, denied career opportunities (I was told that I was more qualified than my competition) and advancement because of my background, taken advantage of, and stripped of my right to bear arms. I understand that one must PROVE themselves once they are released, but come on! I paid my debt to society many years ago, and yet, I am punished time and time again. why again is the recidivism rate around 95%?
If we, as American citizens (regardless of race, color, creed, and/or background), are granted unalienable fundamental rights by the Constitution of the United States of America then they cannot be stripped (no ifs, ands, or buts)! However, if our rights have somehow evolved into privileges, then how I ask you, can these fundamental rights protect any American citizen? What will be the next justification for our “privileges” to be stripped from the American citizen?
By the way, i robbed drug dealers before they bought more drugs!
Answer by Sherilynne B
I wouldn’t hire you and I wouldn’t want to see anyone else forced to hire you. I wouldn’t want to see you in the military. Sorry, but it is you who messed up and people aren’t going to trust you.
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