Things Wrong With The United States

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Racism
This is bad, but racism is everywhere. The dude who wrote this article isn't probably American, that's for sure. This thing ticks me off. Why does everyone think the U.S. is so bad? The dude who wrote this article is the bad one. He probably wrote this article to be a negative, mean person. I've never met one so horribly, thuggish person where I live. I live in Texas. This is so horrible, when people like this should stop spending their time degrading countries. If he isn't American, then he probably wrote this list to make him feel better about his country. Sure, their are some bad things going on right now, but you don't dwell on it. You try to fix it. Plus, the U.S. isn't horrible at all. Take a look at Iraq and Iran and North Korea, for instance. Geez, I'm 13 years old for God's sake, and am I the only one who's positive here? A lot of people on here are probably older, and don't mind being negative, because they already have spent time on this planet. So, try to fix the States, instead of sitting around going, "Oh no, the U.S. is going downhill, let's eat McDonalds and play the Xbox, instead of helping it get better, let's feel sorry for ourselves. People, get some sense and go fix the U.S. I mean, a 13 year old has to say this? While you're the one calling other people dumb, or stupid. Now go fix the U. S!
Everyone is overeacting. Not american, but America is not that bad. This is all about people just hating on Americans about how they think they are so great, when most people don't think like that it's just unfortunately those people represent the country. I hate those arrogant people too. I would put something on this list like "Handgun Laws" or "Not-That-Amazing Education" or other things like the Death Pentaly which is on here. Because, America dis have problems. It is, actually, pretty arrogant and people only think of other countries by sterotypes they created. But - its the only place where I can get supersized McDonalds and free wifi everywhere.
Well racism is basically everywhere not just the United States, lets get that straight. I mean people target here (US) because we have different races and nationality. I just hate the fact that people assume many negative things about this country just because we are different and not the same as the other countries.
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2They Think They Are the Only Country On the Planet
This is an answer to all of these. The US does not think they own the planet. But for some reason THE US GOVERNMENT thinks they should have to take care of the planet. I do think our government sticks their nose in places it does not belong in the name of national security. Sure it should have been other countries going into Iraq and fighting a war. The American people did not want our troops to be in Iraq dying for nothing. A lot of the people in those Muslim countries were saying the US was there for the oil. Well the US did not take the oil which in my opinion after spending over 4 trillion dollars fighting in Iraq and Afgan they should have kept southern Iraq till they got the money back. And if it was up to me I would bring my eleven aircraft carriers and their battle groups and put 5 along the east coast staggerd from 500 to a 1000 miles off the coast and put one in the gulf of mexico. Then put 5 carriers in the pacific and I would protect the US and lock down the borders and stop letting people in this country since they hate it so bad but they love to come get free money and education. I never was racist till the towers were flown into by muslims and here in East Tennessee in the valley along the foothills of the appalachain mountains there is no racism except for Saturdays in the fall where collage footall fans are hating on fans of other teams. I do not live in a city so I see hardly ever any crime let alone violence but There is violence around I guess but not like it is in the cities like new York, los angeles and others. And as far as violence if they stopped letting in people from other countries and return those who are not US citizens. And overturn all non violent drug charges on users. The only ones who should be in prison are those who bring in all the cocaine and heroin into the country and rapist and thieves give all people who have been found guilty of murder or child molestation 10 days to get right with god or allah and then give them the chair. Do that and that would help the economy some since 60,3 billion is spent on prisons. Buy American and stop buying from other countries. Well over half of every thing you see on store shelves are brought from other countries besides food. The US government should make American companies be inside the US on American soil. And make them pay penalties so high that would cripple the company if outside the US. Only abortions that should be legal is if it would kill the women trying to carry the baby to term and if a women is pregnant due to being raped. Djh101 the American people does not like these bull crap companies that overcharge us no more than the rest of the world. Its like this Canada always got free satellite T.V. when Americans had to pay dearly for it when it is an American company. This melting pot has filled up to were it is not melting anymore.
The US reminds me of Microsoft. Just because their one good product [Windows] made them the largest company in the world, they think they can create their own retarded conventions and inferior products and force people to use them. Compare Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, ASP, Bing, and Zune to the imperial measurement system, #2 pencils, and "football."

djh101

At last! This really should really be the top option. I HATE America's arrogance; they truly believe that the rest of the world is jealous of them when they couldn't be more wrong. America should have a high-voltage electric fence built all the way around to stop them spreading their poison to more civilized countries. Give me charming, beautiful, historical ENGLAND anyday! It's American independence day tomorrow - the day when Britain broke its ties with the Yanks. Good riddance!
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3Violence
We've been waging illegal wars on countries since 1950. Do you think it's time we stopped? Drone strikes, bombings, the killing of innocent people in other countries who never did ONE thing to harm the United States? It's wrong! I'm sick and tired of this country being at war for sticking its nose in other people's business. America is a danger and threat to every country on this planet.
If the money that was spent on wars overseas was funnelled into the American economy instead, the U.S. would be a shining example of what a country should be. Let other nations resolve their conflicts themselves.U.S. propaganda is just as rampant as the old Soviet Union's was back in the 60's.
I hate hearing about violence & crimes on the news

Ajkloth


4Lack of Respect
Uh, Ronluna, we are not trolls. Don't be such a jerk about it. I'm 13, and haven't been to too many places, but I know that I have met nothing but nice, considerate citizens. I'm an American, and me and my family donate to the poor all the time, we recycle, enjoy family nights, and have our neighbor community party nights, and we are not trolls. I respect every adult, as my parents have taught me. So, don't be so negative, and stop reading all these posts that say, "Oh, America sucks, blah blah blah. ", and go meet people and change your thoughts about Americans.
Just like every other country, we have our share of douchebags, unfortunatly our share is a lot bigger than everybody else's.
Doctors also have lack of respect in people's lives, lack of respect of beliefs, favorites, culture, etc.

ronluna

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5Gay Marriage Not Legal In Most States
Everyone should be given equal rights.
They are the same as anyone else

egillaxelsson

They are just like us. The should be given equal rights like us, and there's nothing wrong with them. Unless you count in there porn. All porn is bad but there porn is worse.
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6The Current Economy
People should not complain or worry about Greece. They have 500 billion dollars of debt. America had 16 trillion dollars of debt.
Whats the next part of the economy the current governemt is planning on taking over next? Come to think of it I can't find somthing they don't have there fingers in...
they need to stop welfare state. if you do not work you do not eat I'm sure if that was the case every1 would work. if they then whats the point of having them alive. why should they eat up the economy
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7Abortion
I bet that none of you knew that since 1970, the United states has killed more than 40 to 60 million people through abortion, more people than Hitler could of ever dreamed of killing.

lolipop101

The most basic and fundamental human right, the right to life, has been stripped away from our unborn children to guarantee a far lesser right for their moms, the right to not be pregnant.
You can kill a baby human but you can't kill a baby seal?

moose4life19

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8R&B Hip Hop and Rap is More Popular Than Rock
I use to listen to the mindless boring music that hip-hop put out. But once my friend introduce me to Rock and Heavy Metal, I have never looked back. Once you fine the good bands, you fall in love to kickass music.
Kids listen to Hannah Montana then they grow up and hear Lil Wayne and think its the best ever. They never get a chance to hear real music.
This is the only thing on this list that really refers to the majority. The other ones are really just stereotypes of Americans.
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9Too Much Taxes for the Poor
They tax the poor more and the rich less.
I agree to much taxes for the poorer people. I live in the united states and it's just falling apart. I'm moving to England in a month. Way better country and the best place to live.. =)
England is going the same way - it's called capitalism

10Fat People and McDonalds
How stereotypical. Not everyone in America is fat. These are all so offensive and not true. You say we americans are disgusting look at yourselves and stop judging a country that you are simply jealous of.
America is pretty much 50/50 50% fat 50% normal sized
Its not good for you
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The Contenders

11George Bush Was Elected President
He sucked, enough said

12They still think Germans are Nazis, although there are more Nazis in the US than in Germany
That's so true!
I am from Germany and I don't know how often this dirty Americans have me considered as a Nazi, shame on you!
People don't understand that the war was over 70 years ago. It is in the past. Not all or almost any Germans are Nazis! And me saying this, I'm not even German! I just believe this is very wrong.
I am German myself and when I went to America the guy in the airport who looked in my passport said "don't go killing no Jews now" I was so upset! I had another incident when I arrived in New York where two men heard me with a German accent and proceeded to Nazi salute me!
The American attitude towards German people is so utterly wrong and Racist! I had nothing to do with the war! The people in the United Kingdom are so much more friendly it has never happens to me once there!
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13Barack Obama
Obama is ruining our country. I am not against the color of his skin and think it is wonderful that the blacks have moved up in society but he needs to focus on more important things in American and less on forcing people to get health care! 😋
Wow don't you think your over exaggerating
Obama ist die sole reason fur die corrupt in America! He does not deserve to be president! America open your eyes und utilize the policy of "the people run the nation.!
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14Hitchhicking
They are the ones who first us that word and they think that it is illegal

15They Have the Worst Kind of Video Games

16Greed

17Women Not Getting Paid As Much As Men
It's 2009, why is it taking so long?
People don't realise that this is a serious problem, before we start trying to fix envrionmental problems and 'third world' problems as such, we need to hit these problems at the source, or society.

18Death Penalty
Life in prison is the perfect punishment, but whether someone should live or die is God's decision.
Usa is a great place other then this people can get frame ya know! Life in prison I think

browney115

god should deserve if they die or not he could make them die in jail so I hate this death penalty

123wmx


19The President
We talkin Bush or Obama here... hell, both are pretty bad presidents.

p. s. I think that if you take another's life yours should be taken if in an extreme circumstance... Hamurabi's Code people.

fireinside96

I really think that if any of us were presidents we would be worst than bush or obama and they aren't that bad do you know what stress and hard work it's to be president I don't think so
He's a great guy, but a terrible president so far.

20Discrimination

21Michael Moore
He thinks people care about him.

22They Think That They Are a Good Country and Criticizes Other Countries For Being Bad
And they conquered iraq,
Hated asians,
Proclaimed themselves being the savior and the japanese are bad but in fact americans are worse than japan and germany

ronluna

I think theyve never seen mirrors... :P
That's why they always criticisize others without looking at themselves...

23Being Born As American Citizen But Your Parents Are Both From Other Countries
This is the most irritating about United States. if your parents are Japanese, Indian, Filipino, Korean, Chinese, African, Canadian, Spaniard, British, etc. how come you are an American? DNA test should be implemented and don't force somebody to become an American if he/she is not really citizen of it

ronluna

Both my parents are born from a different country

24Indian Reservations
They were here first, and now they have to live in certain areas to live how they want to live.
I have ultimate respect for them, too bad no one else does. We treat them worse than dogs.

25Sexism

26They Think That They Are Great by Bombing Japan, Iraq, and Joining With Other Countries Like South Korea In a War

27They Don't Admit What They Had Done Wrong In the World
They like to make fun of mistakes that other countries have made in the past, but never do they admit any of there own flaws. It's always perfect old America the greatest country in the world, We won vietnam (not) blah blah blah, the land of the free the home of the brave (bullshit you racist idiots). There so big headed that they made up their own religion about their country (Mormons) and some fantasy about a god given right for White Americans to own the land (manifest destiny). Yanks, your country may be bigger but your definitely not better.

28They Change the Name of Asian and Other Countries and Nations Into American Names
Animes, T.V. programs, books, comics, video games esp coming from japan are changed into english ones. Of course, english is a universal language but changing the name is very annoying

ronluna

Asian food is better then American food. And I'm not even Asian!
They import everything and americanized everything

ronluna


29Girl Got Pregnant At Minor Age
Whats wrong with it? As long as they take responsibility and take care of their baby? Some of the younger girls are better parents then most 30 year olds. Age doesn't matter as long as they take care of their child and love them unconditionally.

30People Being Negative About the United States
I've read this whole list and I have one thing to say you guys listed 86 things wrong with America but it seems like you have given up on America. But that's not what America is about. We know our problems and we don't list and complain about it we try to fix it and make it better. I'll admits that around half of these are accurate but so only apply to the stereotypical American. I'm 12 and I and many others could said I don't think any particular race are nazis, I have won 10 respect awards over 6 years, that hip hop is more popular than rock in America because we are different. For instance, we do not use to same measuring system we call football soccer and vice versa. So please what makes my country worse is when people like you complain about whats a matter with it I suggest we try to make America I better place
Some people in the U.S. have problems like every nation, but they are constanlly improving, they are racist speciallyin the south, but then they elected an African American as President. At leastthe people I have deal with have been very nice and fair. Like they say; if you are in Rome do as Roman do". Manytimes we go to their country and want to push our culture, our language, our religion. I wonder if you people posting all those negatives will allow peopleof other culture do what I see them doing in U.S. get the benefits they get, get a job etc. I have travel around the world and believe me, you willnever get the opportunities you get in the U.S.A. isn't that the reason you are there.

31Too Much Atheism
Dude, that's unfair. Personally I feel there is not enough secularism, ; however my opinion is only my opinion. You have to accept everyone's views on religion (or lack thereof) even if you disagree with them

32Getting To Choose Which Gender Your Baby Is
God made you how he made you you shouldn't change that

metallica1011

It's kind of like playing God.

33United Nations Is In Their Country and It Favors United States In All Factors

34They Experiment With Their Own People

35America Is Spoiled
No wonder other countries hate us. All we care about is ourselves.

Godisawesome1

Whose fault is that?

36Contemporary Music

37Too Much Commercialized But Generic Music
They have bands that have the same sound esp in 2000s

ronluna


38They Have the Worst Incidents of Riots, Accidents, Terrorist's Attacks, Etc.
Actually, other countries attack us.

39They Do Things Just to Be Known
So true! People all over know Armstrong for being the first person to land on the moon. Whatever! Do people know that the first person in SPACE was Russian? The USA failed even to recognize that!

40They Have Weird and Inappropriate Laws

41They Hate U2, Bono and Other Political Bands Because They Want to Do More Bad Things

42They Think If You Are a White Rich Conservative, You Are Better Than a Poor Black Liberal

43Lil Kids On Xbox Live Thinking They Have Skills
I mean really, go play Scooby doo or something. Jeez let the big kids have their fun, go to the park and be a kid of a day.

44American Heroes Are Always Assassinated
Abraham Linchon and JFK both got assassinated :'(

45They Think That They Are the Best and They Can Do Anything They Want

46Huge Credit Is Given to United States But the Fact Is It Doesn't Deserve Any Kind of That Award
united states are hugely favorized if you know what I mean

47They Created Things That Can Make the World Worse

48They Want Everybody to Think That Their International Language, Music, Etc Is the Best and They Hate Those People Who Said That They Are Not the Best

49They Try to Help Other Countries In Order to Erase Their Mistakes

50Lots of Hatred With Each Other

You know this isn't higher on the list because nobody wants to admit it. I'm an American and yeah, people fight a lot here about ridiculous things that don't matter. Can't we all just live together peacefully like God wants us to? Some of these "stereotypical rumors" are not true. The truth hurts sometimes---don't be like "Well, if America can accomplish that, it's a bad thing. " Other countries mess up too. Nobody's perfect and I am sorry.


51They Don't Research For Newer Things
Like if that's their favorite and that's it, nothing should change that

ronluna


52Almost all website talks about United States is the best in everything

53Democracy Used For Bad Purposes
I completely agree with this they attempt to force their government on other countries, leading to bloodshed, hatred, and violence. Elections are completely skewed.

54They Try to Sue Everyone Who Are Against Their Will
They think that they are the Law

ronluna


55They Are the One Who Started the Atomic Bomb

56They Want Everybody to Learn English Language Even If the Person Doesnt Want To
are we really this bad? comeon I see things like"their bad economy affects others. "its not our fault people rely on the U. S.! btw its immigrants not ignorant.
And they insulted people who doesn't want to learn english by calling them ignorants

ronluna


57They Call You Dumb and Stupid If You Don't Understand Them
lots of people, not all does that
they are very proud and insult other people, needs to be stop

ronluna

one of the worst attitude of many westerners that I've worst encountered

ronluna


58Boasting
Yeah, they're world-class boasters, aren't they?

59They Just Slap An American Flag On Everything and Call It Theirs
They think they own the moon because they've dumped their rubbish on it (ie: their flag)

60It's Too Religious
I am happy to post a review about America being the only superpower
1: China is the worlds leading military and possibly economic superpower.
And 2: I understand the religion part, I really do, but its not the fact that they are religious, it's the religion that they follow. Christianity is the most discriminating religion that I know of.
There are so many Christians there. Religion is the biggest cause of war. And America is the only superpower. And its very religious. Not a good mix

61The Kid's Best Way to Feel Better Is to Pick On Another Kid

62More Incarcerated People Than Anywhere Else

63Not Everybody Will Have a Chance of a Good Job In America

64Homosexuals
Get over it, homosexuals are everywhere.
You ass.

65Too Much Gay Porn

66The Reputation

67They Don't Give Chance to Asian Artists, Bands. etc.
In fact many asian bands are better than most american bands

ronluna


68They Invent Things That Can Harm People

69They Think That They Are the Savior and Mediator But They Commit Lots of Bad Things
War in Iraq, crimes, illegal acts, etc

70Underestimating An Individual That Is Not From Their Country
its a fact, many asians were underestimated in terms of music, sports and other aspects by these americans

71They Think That They Can Colonize and Monopolize Everybody
They think that everybody wants to buy their products and services with a seret motive to colonize nations like japan after world war II, iraq, etc

ronluna


72They Want Everybody to Believe In Them As They Know the Best But Actually the Worst

73Other Countries Are Affected When Their Economy Went Down

74They Put Others Down and They Are Very Envious to Those Who Are More Amazing and More Talented Than Them

75They Blamed George Bush Because He Was the President and They Can't Blame Themselves Because of Their Pride
many of the people in united states are like that. they blame lots of officials including the current one, barack obama

ronluna


76They Create a Riot Even If There Is Only Minor Differences

77They Are Very Envious of Other Countries

78Lack of acknowledgement, gratitude to other countries like Japan, Great Britain, etc

79They Fight For Their Country Even If Their Belief Will Cause Harm to Everyone In the World

80They Don't Respect Other's Beliefs and Cultures

81They Think That They Are Only People Using the Internet
This is going to be one hell of a shock to them...

82The Worst Example of Democracy

83They Fake Reality Shows

84They Think That They Are the Only One Who Can Invent the Best Technology

85They Put Lots of Silly Things In Television, Youtube and Other Video Sharing and Streaming Sites

86They Are the Most Popular In Everything But They Contribute Lame Ideas, Music, Etc

87They Have the Most Dangerous People In the World

88They Bombed Japan, Iraq and Other Countries Just to Stop the War and It Is Not the Best Solution

89They Create Many Boring TV Shows

90Their Music Channels Is Filled With Boring and Lame Bands and Artists

91Most of the Ideas In the World Is Influenced, Manipulated by Them

92No matter how you avoid American influence, you cant stop them from influencing everybody

93They Have the Worst Looks and Fashions
Seriously, have you seen what's going on in places like Japan as far as fashion goes?
Look at emoistic people in states

ronluna


94People in USA listening to Japanese msuic is only listening to popular bands and songs introduced by anime

95They Think That They Can Invent Anything

96They Do Lots of Dangerous and Deadly Stunts

97We Let Foreigners Into Our Country

98Bill S. 968

99Complaining

100Veal Process Is Legal

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