If she represents absolutely no loss to me, why should I even "mourn"?
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
reply to post by Iwinder
I am seeing in this thread the push to raise up the addicts and garbage to hero status........
I have not seen any responses attempting to hold Houston up as a hero. She is not a hero by any means.
But I do not have a problem with people respecting and honoring another person with such a simple, yet profound gesture. Addict and "garbage" are a very general term that would encompass every single one of us in one way or another based on the viewpoint of each individual.
We are all human, we all have our faults. I hope to be honored in death by those close to me, and those who are part of my life....whether I am a drug addict or a saint.
Originally posted by Nucleardiver
I really had no opinion on Whitneys death until this BS came out. It really amazes me, we are on the verge of major calamity on a global scale and all that the news and all of the brainwashed masses can focus on is the self inflicted death of a drug addict.
Originally posted by HumansEh
The decline of western civilisation.
Bread and circuses.
And the wheel turns.
Only the president of the United States or the governor of the state may order the flag to be at half-staff to honor the death of a national or state figure
In addition to the traditional half-staff salutes when proclaimed by the President, the Flag Code mentions the use of our Flag for honoring citizens who have died, especially government officials and prominent citizens. However, the Flag Code does not exclude any citizen, whether they belong to an organization or not, whether they are recognized very locally or regionally. Examples of deceased citizens that might be honored with by lowering the Flag to half-staff include local religious leaders, youth leaders, honored teachers or sports coaches, local politicians, or a local hero. There need be no authorization from the government for the private sector (non-government) to use the Flag to honor any citizen. It is important to note that the Flag Code is a code, it is intended to provide guidance and is not obligatory. It carries no civil or criminal penalties for "misuse" of the Flag. Individual are not acting illegally when using the Flag according to their own usage. Only on government / public building is the flag code required to be followed.