The Blind Lion Who Never Roared

11/10/2011 09:47 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Want to know what starting a war on lies and getting away with it because nobody has the guts to stand up and yell stop does to a nation?

Want to discuss what happens when a country that prides itself on a bill of rights, starts torturing people?

Care to talk about what happens when greed takes over where morals were lost?

How about what happens when adults start to believe their own lies because its more convenient?

It was bad when Americans took to the streets and celebrated the death of Bin Laden a mere 8 months ago. To me, celebrating murder was something only our enemies would ever do as they had allegedly done on the morning of September 11th when my husband was killed.

What is perhaps even more unsettling is to wake up this morning and witness the young adults at Penn State University rioting in the streets about the firing of Joe Paterno.

Joe Paterno is a man who turned a blind eye to the brutal rape of a 10-year-old boy and perhaps several others for years in exchange for greed, reputation, or even worse to win a few more football games.

I'm no moral compass. But I am a mom. And an American. So I take the actions of those Penn State kids personally and as a sobering reflection.

And I am ashamed.

What has become of us and our priorities in the past ten years?

We have so clearly lost our way.

And, I ask, where have all our leaders, our coaches, and our parents gone?