Lower The Flag For Our True Heroes

Gov. Chris Christie has been on the receiving end of a great deal of outrage on his decision to have flags lowered to half-staff for Whitney Houston. There are two main arguments: One is that it should be reserved for members of the military, first responders and elected officials. The other is that it’s wrong to honor a drug addict.

There is no formal criteria and it’s not against the law to have flags lowered to half-staff in NJ, but it should require some commonsense! The problem is we confuse being a celebrity with being a hero, and it’s not! Listen, sure Houston was a good singer, but role-model – no way!

Gov. Christie defended his decision, saying he rejects criticism that she “forfeited the good things that she did” because of her struggles with substance abuse.

What sort of message does this send to young girls and boys? That it’s okay to live a life full of drugs, drink excessively and mix them with prescribed medications?

Whitney Houston was not a hero – period. An accomplished recording artist – yes. Those who want to honor Houston can do so in their own private way by buying her records and movies. But leave the flags for our true heroes.

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