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Culture’s Place In Life and Death

I Have Nothing

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Gov. Chris Christie‘s decision to lower flags in New Jersey to half-staff in honor of Whitney Houston has caused much debate.

Who is “half-staff worthy” in our society? Military and Government figures certainly, but consider the importance of cultural icons in shaping who we are as a people.

To honor in a public way one who creates beauty, excels in sports, or other  works seems appropriate.

But, where do we draw the line? Who decides which figure will be honored at death? I suppose the Governor is the best one to make that call.

What do you think?

NJ gov strongly defends lowering flags for Houston – Yahoo! News.

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