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Last week President Obama ordered the U.S. flag flown at half staff in honor of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and apartheid activist who died Dec. 5. Do you think the flag should be lowered in honor of foreign dignitaries?

Absolutley, especially when they are as prominent as Nelson Mandela. 34 votes

43.59%

That honor should only be reserved for only the top elected U.S. officials. 4 votes

5.13%

Only U.S. military personnel killed in action deserve that kind of tribute. 10 votes

12.82%

Top U.S. elected officials and military personnel killed in action only should be honored. 21 votes

26.92%

We should lower our flags for other countries' officials when they do the same for ours. 8 votes

10.26%

Makes no difference to me. 1 vote

1.28%

78 total votes

Comments

LeoneReinbold 9 months, 3 weeks ago

This questions is poorly worded. The fact that Nelson Mandela was a foreign dignitary is not the reason the flag is flown at half mast. Luckily, it seems like the residents of Okanogan County are smarter than this question and see around that. Nelson Mandela will go down in history as one of the foremost figures in the fight for freedom and equality, two of the tenants we as Americans most hold dear.

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