Wow! Pre-draft papers at 12? What in the heck! I love the older generation because they have experienced so much and they just casually throw those tidbits out randomly. It’s really difficult to imagine my sons being told you have to go off to war at 12. At the rate we’re going I see it easily happening again, with more of the lower classes being forced to go fight wars they know nothing about.
This nation has done a lot of harm to all sorts of people, and to the world. At some point, we’ll have to pay for those sins. Sadly I think I’m going to live to witness the beginnings of the payback.