WHITNEY HOUSTON DOES NOT DESERVE HALF MAST FLAG TRIBUTE
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in an insulting and disgusting move has ordered flags in the Garden State to be flown at half mast as a period of mourning for the death of Whitney Houston. Has Christie LOST HIS MIND? Houston was famous and yes she was from New Jersey but she did NOTHING to deserve or earn the honor of having flags flown at half mast for her.
The flag being flown at half mast is a singular honor reserved for those who have served our Nation and especially for those who have died in that service. It is also a memoriam during a time of National mourning as seen in the picture when we as a Nation mourned the thousands who were killed when our country was attacked on September 11, 2001. Can ANYONE compare the mourning for 9/11 to the death of a celebrity?
Houston did nothing to earn this honor. Yes she will be missed by her fans as with any other celebrity but her death is not a time for National mourning nor did she do anything in service to our Nation as those who have died in service in our military or a public official who spent his/her life serving our country as a public servant such as a President, Senator, etc.
It is an insult to the true intent and meaning of the flag being flown at half mast for this honor to be given to Houston. It is also an insult to those whose service to this Nation earned the honor of having the flag flown at half mast in memoriam at the time of their death or when a Nation remembers their service. Christie has insulted our flag, our Nation and those who have served and died by demeaning this singular honor for a celebrity.