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!!