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


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


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


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


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


Makes no difference to me. 1 vote


78 total votes


LeoneReinbold 1 year, 11 months 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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