Lew Rockwell blogs:
I just watched the elected dictator, flanked by his uniformed bureaucrats, order us all to remember at 3:00pm, "to ring a bell," for example, for those "who gave the last, full measure of devotion" for (huh?) "equality, justice, and opportunity," in the multitude of US wars. We also heard that oft-repeated lie that Americans killed in US invasions of other people's countries "died for us" as versus for the imperial state. Oh, and in another awful phrase, we are in turn supposed to "give back" to the government in their honor, that is, gladly hand Moloch even more of our money and our children, and to support with all our being the US state's ambition to rule the globe, to bring "equality, justice, and opportunity" to all nations, whether they want them or not. Thanks, Obama, for more synonyms, along with Bush's "freedom" and "democracy," for DC domination.