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What do you think about New Jersey flying the flag at half mast for Whitney Hous

  1. Cre8tor profile image97
    Cre8torposted 6 years ago

    What do you think about New Jersey flying the flag at half mast for Whitney Houston?

  2. IDONO profile image82
    IDONOposted 6 years ago

    I lost a lot of respect for Chris Christie for this decision. I always thought this honor was only paid to those that served their country in some way. Nothing against Whitney Houston and the wonderful contributions to music she made over the years, but isn't that what the Rock Hall of Fame is for? I understand that she did a great rendision of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl, but so did Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock and they didn't lower flags for him.

  3. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i would find it very insulting if i lived there. many people die all the time, so what makes her special? it would be different maybe if she had lived a good life, not one messed up with drugs and alcohol. it's like saying to people"as long as you're famous, we don't care if you're a class a screw up"

  4. Buttercupbb profile image59
    Buttercupbbposted 6 years ago

    Seriously? They flew the flag at half mast for her?  Personally I don't think her life was worthy of that.  She didn't do anything to deserve it.  My grandpa fought in and was wounded in World War II.  He's still alive, thank goodness, but when he passes I don't think there will be any flag flown at half mast in his honor even though I think he earned it more than Whitney.

  5. Faith Behrends profile image51
    Faith Behrendsposted 6 years ago

    absolutely not!This woman did not contribute greatly to society...in fact she set a poor example to all

  6. Shell-Belle profile image59
    Shell-Belleposted 6 years ago

    Frankly, I think it is a little ridiculous. She is an entertainer, and one who could have contributed so much more had she not gotten caught up in the things she did.

  7. bankscottage profile image96
    bankscottageposted 6 years ago

    I think it is wrong to fly the flag at half-mast for celebrities.  We are so screwed up when our "heros" are athletes and celebrities.  Not to minimize her accomplishments, it just seem appropriate to honor her this way.

  8. BipO Lars profile image60
    BipO Larsposted 6 years ago

    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.