Commentary: We should stop lowering the flags for mass shootings

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Last night the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump was refusing to order the nation’s flags lowered as a gesture to the awful shooting of five journalists at the Capital Gazette in Maryland.

Had Trump made that decision it would have been easy to perceive it as yet another front in the on-going hostilities between the President and the anti-Trump national press corps. But this morning news is that the President will, in fact, order the flags lowered.

The thing is, I don’t think the President should have ordered the flags lowered.

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