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Analysis: Should Florida lower its flags to honor Rush Limbaugh?

February 23, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Hours after the death of Rush Limbaugh last week, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the flags in his state would be lowered to half-staff to honor the conservative talk radio host.

(CNN)Hours after the death of Rush Limbaugh last week, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the flags in his state would be lowered to half-staff to honor the conservative talk radio host.

And that mixed legacy for Limbaugh has led some in the state to question whether Limbaugh is the sort of person who should be honored with flags being lowered to half-staff.

The protocol must provide guidelines for the proper display of the state flag and for the lowering of the state flag to half-staff on appropriate occasions, such as on holidays and upon the death of high-ranking state officials, uniformed law enforcement and fire service personnel, and prominent citizens. "

Fried -- and mayors in several cities in Florida -- put more emphasis on the second half of the statute, which says that flags can be ordered lowered "upon the death of high-ranking state officials, uniformed law enforcement and fire service personnel, and prominent citizens. "

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