We have lived through Madonna’s “Material Girl” and I am not sure about Britney Spears and her talent. I did like her in the Coke commercial. And, of course, it was exhausting to follow Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan went in and out of rehab or prison. However, I woke up a couple of mornings ago to see (Disney’s!) Miley Cyrus trying to outdo them all. Actually, I think she did. Of course, MTV knew exactly what they were doing. Most of all, it appeared that the producers, along with the “stars/celebrities”, saw nothing wrong with her behavior on stage. I don’t know what is worse – dancing suggestively (or was that beyond suggestion?) or not realizing there was a problem and inappropriate. When I, in my life, behaved badly, I knew it. Have we lost our moral compass? When this kind of behavior seems “normal” or “appropriate”, it appears that we have not only gone over the lines of good taste but that we have completely lost our way morally. I don’t consider myself a prude, but it’s time for us to express not only our concern but our outrage at public behavior that brings our culture to an all-time low. Celebrities, sports “heroes”, and our leaders (think Anthony Weiner and countless others) need to set a higher bar for themselves and for others. I am all for repentance, forgiveness, reconciliation, and new beginnings. However, a word of judgement has to be spoken in situations where people appear to have no conscience or morality.