Chris Christie Defends Decision to Honor Whitney Houston with Low-Flying Flags

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Whitney Houston will officially rest in peace this Saturday afternoon in New Jersey, as her loved ones gather for a funeral in Newark and millions gather around their computer to watch a live stream.

But the circumstances surrounding this ceremony have been anything but peaceful.

As Houston's family continues to battle with Bobby Brown over whether or not the singer will attend, Governor Chris Christie has been forced to address his state's decision to honor the artist by flying all government flags at half-staff.

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“What I would say to everybody is there but for the grace of God go I,” Christie said in response to complaints that New Jersey is turning a drug addict into a role model.

Other objections to the move emanate from those who believe this sort of memorial should be reserved for members of the military, first responders and elected officials.

“I am disturbed by people who believe that because her ultimate demise - and we don’t know what is the cause of her death yet - but because of her history of substance abuse that somehow she’s forfeited the good things that she did in her life,” said the governor during a briefing in northern New Jersey. “I just reject that on a human level.”

The funeral raises two questions, both of which we ask of readers below:

SHOULD FLAGS BE FLOWN AT HALF-STAFF?

 

SHOULD THE FUNERAL BE STREAMED ONLINE?

 

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Ray J neng mic kor touk teab mes? Mic kor jong tver bab ke jeng? Vea threaten ke in biulpc ke pun neng hery, mic kor Whitney men sue vea tov?

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I wrote my statements for those that are just like Paul Betzler and that Giagia. You two are I guess human but you have no heart at all ok. To even take the time and put that stupid shit out where it could be read you two are really heartless ass holes ok. And I hope that you dont have anyone pass on would want people to say some arkward shit about them? So n the furture just practice what you preach. I am thru talking to and about you two aholes ok. Bye

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Even the state of new jersey. So all you dam haters she did have a heart and now all you assholes who dont like what tje gov did go fly a kite. No matter what you say she is still the greates love of all. I dont c you guy giving amy whinehouse a lot of bs,nor are you guys talking about elvis drug use so just give it a rest and let her RIP. She is worthy of that just pray for her only child,mother and family. I hope the hell I got my point across to you haters ok now goodbye. And she will always (love) you. Let the lady rest now ok.

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Yes he had every right to do so. She was someone that was very amazing with her music. She touched millions of hearts. So yes lowering the flags state was a damn good thing. Least we 4get the night at the superbowl n 1991 when she sang the national anthem it had never ever been sing like that b4. And them they turned around and sold it bcause it was on the bill board top 40 for weeks and the profits went to alot of non profit groups.

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Can you be a great artist free of DRUGS..
why people don't teach their kids that you can be talented and free of drugs...Does artists can be exonoreted? you can be a great artist, and free of drugs...what are we teaching to the joung gernetation? that been high is cool? not at all...But may be, the talented artists need to learn how to handle publicity..
Maybe a field to reasearch to safe our kids..
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What else did Governor Christy needs to do to honor Witney Houston?
He went over the ordinary...Ordered even to closed the cememtry for other visits. Famylies couldn't visit the tumbs of their love one because they were closed for that day...What else people expected from Governor Christie?
I'm from NYC, and I can say, that Governor Christie is kind, extremely intelligent, up tp reality, and the most objecteve governor I have encounted... He did over what he suppose to do as a Governor...
So, Good enough for Whitney Houston
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Ms. L. Burgos

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What else did Governor Christy need to do to honor Witney Houston?
He went over the ordinary...Ordered even to closed the cememtrery for other visits. Famylies couldn't visit the tumbs of their loe one because they were closed for that day...What else people expected from Governor Christy?
I'm from NYC, and I can say, that Governor Christy is kind, extremely intelligent, up tp reality, and the most objecteve gorernor I have encounted... He did over what hesuppose to do as a Governor...
So, Good enough for Whitney Houston
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Ms. L. Burgos

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Ms.RIP Huston, subject should be left alone to her family and friends, is a private thing, she choose a life of glamour and that is one of the price you paid. She had a mind of her own but drugs fried her brains,and she made some bad choices in life.One to use drugs another to be with that man that say he loves God. NO to put a flag at half mast, she did not win that. LET HER REST IN PEACE... Thank God for her music he put her here for a while to entertain us.

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The American flag symbolizes pride and freedom. When flags are flown at half-staff, they honor people who have done great things for our country. Why would Governor Christie decide to fly flags are half-staff in honor of Whitney Houston? What has she done that was so great for our country?

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What is this world coming to??? The state of NJ flying a flag at low mast for a Crack Head's demise? She was a great singer, but, how does that qualify her for this honor. More than likely she'd be alive today, still singing with her once beautiful voice had she NOT been the druggie she had become. I think it is a DISGRACE that Christie has decided to FORCE the people of NJ to horor a DRUGGIE. Not a good message to the thousands of children already caught up in the drug world. What is Christie TRYING to prove??

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