Indigo 'n dye Posted February 18, 2012 Share Posted February 18, 2012 I have great respect for Ms Houston's voice and acting abilities but find myself stumbling over having flags lowered to half-mast in honour of her death. Ms Houston was a know drug addict, whether or not that played a part in her untimely death, and yet the governor of New Jersey order the flag of the United States of America to be flown at half-staff---a sign of personal sacrifice, honorary actions, and protection of our so-called democracy. Ms Huston provided many hours of entertainment for many of us. Yet does that entitle her to be honoured via the flag lowered? I am less than sure that Ms Houston, in spite of her enormous vocal range, is deserving of the honour of our flag being lowered to half-mast. Is she, an entertainer, more worthy of a salute than our troops who are wounded and killed in foreign battlefields? Is Ms Houston, and her remarkable voice, more worthy of a national honour than the many firemen, policeman, and first responders who give their lives acting in their various roles and being killed in those roles? Or the service men and women who face life and death each day while carrying out the orders of their commanders and chief? A quick look at the internet and it seems I am not the only one that questions this decision... http://www.njlawman.com/Editorials/008-flag-half-mast.htm Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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