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Lowering flag for Whitney Houston

I do NOT believe it is appropriate to lower the American flag for Whitney Houston. Although she was an amazing singer and talented human, she was not a hero for America. If Chris Christie wants to lower the NJ state flag, that is his deicision; but I do NOT feel it is appropriate to lower the American flag. Does this flag get lowered for the Americans who have lost their lives in fighting for our country? Although her death was a very sad thing, she should not be considered an icon in for country!!! She is not a role model for the youth of America, she was an very talented indivual who had a very serious drug and alcohol problem and who died because of it!!

 
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1 Wednesday, 22 February 2012 04:41
Islelander
To Eileen and Unknown.

I think you are just envious of Whitney Houston and not thinking clearly, without prejudice.

If you walked along an Avenue in NYC, or Newark, or L.A., and you saw a man (or woman) sitting along the sidewalk, seemingly an addict. You would not consider the possibility that he or she was a veteran, a survivor, who sacrificed for Country, saved lives, etc.

Fact is, there are many vets fitting that description who are not cared for in some small way by society. Your position seems hypocritical when you consider that they as vets deserve to be helped more so by people like you and me when clearly some of us can. And we don't speak out and demand enough for change. Whitney did through her giving. And If you did then you would logically appreciate the Governor's decision in this case.

Whitney made numerous contributions with her wealth, to children. By her contributions, she may have helped to save the spiritual lives of survivors of the Troops you hold high above her.

Don't be so shallow, Respectfully

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