Make no mistake about it, Whitney Houston was extremely talented. Her music touched millions throughout the world. But while her music inspired and lifted us, her actions as an entertainer do not deliver the freedoms each of us enjoy as citizens of this great nation. She gave us happiness and was paid handsomely for it. The countless numbers of our military risk their lives for far less personal gain, but far greater rewards to our nation. They are the ones who deserve hours-long televised funerals, days of media attention and flags flown half mast in their honor. God Bless Whitney in her next journey, and God Bless those who are the true heroes of our nation.