Maxim: The Marines’ creed is “no man left behind.” Republicans’ creed is “every heir for himself.”
Effect: Contrast to patriotic and highly regarded entity. Ironic, hypocritical. Turn of phrase from “every man for himself” to “every heir.”
Purpose: Reminder that our most patriotic and highly regarded organization believes in team work and not leaving anyone behind. Implying a successful society does the same.
Explanation: Points out the privilege and head start of those preaching self-reliance.