Obama, at his appearance at Arlington National Cemetery yesterday:
Carved into the marble behind me are the words of our first Commander-in-Chief: “When we assumed the soldier, we did not lay aside the citizen.” Just as the contributions that our servicemen and women make to this nation don’t end when they take off their uniform, neither do our obligations to them. And when we fulfill those obligations, we aren’t just keeping faith with our veterans; we are keeping faith with the ideals of service and sacrifice upon which this republic was founded. [emphasis mine]
The thug-in-chief is a manipulating liar. America was forged upon the ideal of individual liberty, not servitude and sacrifice:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
There was no screeching appeal to either service or sacrifice in attendance at the birth of America.
Obama wants you to think that you owe something to people you don’t know, haven’t ever met, and never will meet. He wants you to accept the idea that you owe something to everyone else simply because you exist.
There is no premise more wrong.