I have a hard time understanding why we insist on putting sports heroes, entertainment personalities and so-called celebrities up on a pedestal. What have these people done that they deserve to be idolized? I agree that Michael Jackson was a great talent, a great entertainer. I don't agree that the United States House of Representatives should have a moment of silence for him. To me it trivializes the deaths of all the men and women who have given their lives for this country and did not get a moment of silence dedicated to them.
I will always be grateful to Michael Jackson for his music, but at the end of the day does that make him worthy of our adoration? I think not.