Things Wrong With The United States

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1Racism

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, ...more

Iraq, Iran, and North Korea are the way they are largely because of US intervention...

If we looked past each other's skin and cultural background, we probably accomplish more as a unified front. But all the bottom of the totem pole people, in each race, are too busy being stupid and getting airtime for it, which makes us all look bad. Plus we're so caught up in stereotypes, myself included, that we don't take the time to give people a chance. We just judge them an move on. It's sad really because we're better than what we are portrayed to be and have so much untapped potential.

His guy below me says not to dwell in other countries yet he comments on North Korea Iran and Iraq as if it is only ok for him to comment on stuff and it isn't ok for other people to comment on us. That isn't fair to people like me who have a background from another country but was born here. And although we don't have as many things going on as them, we still have many problems so don't pretend that Americans are perfect when clearly some of them aren't. For example, youth in today's generation. Half of them are probably out doing something they're not supposed to. But you do get your point about Iraq and Iran and North Korea but don't dwell on them because you never know if somebody else on this site has a background from those countries it will really hurt their feelings if you do that to them. They will start thinking that their home country is a horrible place and might never go back because of what people say. So please don't dwell on others please.

I didn't think racism was a big issue until recently -- we now have Presidential candidates that wear their racist remarks like a badge of honor.

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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 ...more

Actually, the US government often gets involved in other nations for business and financial interests, often under the expanded guise of "national security" - Billyv

Honestly. America is controlled by 13 families. Rothschild and Rockefeller are probably the most known ones. Rockefeller owns the music industries, music is everywhere. In movies, T.V. series, commercials etc. Rothschild owns all of the banks. Therefore they own all of the money in the world. Now one of them is gonna marry a Hilton, then some "accident" will happen to the Hiltons and they'll own all of the hotels.

In America, the government sits laughing at everybody else. That's because everything people think about is money. The world is so obsessed with money that they don't realise that the 13 families that control America will soon control everything else. Their goal is to eliminate 90% of the world's humans and control the 10% like slaves and they won't even know it. RFID chips will become more advanced, til they can finally kill you by sending signals to your brain. In some states, RFID chips is a MUST. Everybody who refuses to install them will be caged up like animals. ...more

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!

U.S. has this self entitlement where they think whatever they say goes' and their always right Their very snobby arrogant look down on others Fake and downplay everything to the fullest and Put their head in the sand like they don't see what's going on - mountainhawk

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3Violence

Has everyone gone nuts.

Almost all the gas stations, Midi Marts,Hotels,Motels and a lot of other businesses are run by Hindus. Almost all our jobs in the United States are being taken over my Mexican Illegals and they don't pay into Social Security or taxes and nothing is being done about it. They are going to give Welfare and free hospital care and free Social Security to all illegal Aliens. You make a call on a Cell phone and you end up talking to a Hindu that can not talk English. They are making it a standard procedure for all children to learn Mexican. How long will it be before our children have to learn Hindu. Anyone coming into this country is suppose to understand our language and speak it. Hindu woman can not be searched at Airports. Are you kidding me. What do we have security Checks for at airports? I would never get on a plane if it has a Hindu woman on board. She could be carrying a bomb for Terrorist's. Please do not tell me that it is not possible. We had ...more

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.

We have 5% of the worlds population, but 60% of the worlds mass shootings. More semi-automatic in the streets are not the solution to this problem. Our founding fathers believed we had a right to bear arms, not weapons of mass murder.

What's having a new president like Trump gonna do to violence - leafstar

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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.

Oh you won't get any respect in the U.S. just be black and have a opinion and get on child support what's so sad the black women are the worse toward their own and don't even realize it they have the most to say about white woman stealing their men when they treat their men like crap and kids or the new trend is for black girls dating white women and be proud about it but years ago when black men were dating white women they were sell outs but whats that make them? - mountainhawk

I am and American and this list made me cry. I don't even do any of these things on the list.

Many Americans do not respect their neighbors, their countrymen, politicians or other nations. Perhaps, many of us have forgotten the old adage 'Love thy neighbor as thy self.'

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5R&B Hip Hop and Rap is More Popular Than Rock

I don't agree, I think that all people should be entitled to their own musical choices. I have come across some really good rap and hip-hop and some great rock, they are different types of music they can't be compared to each other.

Who put this on here? Let me guess, some 90's kid Nostalgiatard hipster teen loser. Stop acting like that music is better, because it clearly isn't. Well let me tell you one thing: I CAN LISTEN TO WHATEVER I WANT. Just because the music was made 60+ years ago does not automatically mean it's better. People are entitled to their own music choices, so get out of here and stop acting like a narcissist. by the way, this is a pathetic reason to hate a country. A choice of music being chosen over another being deemed "wrong" just seems desperate. You American haters better cook up some more valid reasons. Racism and violence were good reasons, please make ones as sensible as that. RANT OVER.
I'm not usually raging like this, but I had to get something off my chest. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Kids listen to Hannah Montana then they grow up and hear Lil Wayne and think it's the best ever. They never get a chance to hear real music.

Rap is The biggest part of the black community problems fake gangster rappers sending off the wrong message kids following that B.S and everybody that's born in the 80's or 90's all want to be a rapper ask them where they work at all my ninja I'm in the studio gettin to the money what is wrong with the U.S. - mountainhawk

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6Donald TrumpDonald John Trump is an American businessman, politician, television personality, author, and the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

Donald Trump represents everything the rest of the world hates about America, and honestly, he is a disgrace to the Republican Party. I seriously can't believe he's made is so far in the elections.

Oh god. Don't get me started. I guess one obvious point is his superior attitude. He pretty much stands for everything that I hate about America. (I'm an American, and I hate America. What does that say about me? ) Also, there's that time he got attacked by the American Eagle he was trying to do a photoshoot with. If that's not a sign, I'm not sure what is.

I don't know if Trump is a disgrace to the Republican Party. Since they can't seem to find a candidate to overtake him, I would say Trump IS the Republican Party. Now you have Jerry Falwell, Jr., endorsing him. How hypocritical is that? The head of a Bible college endorsing a three-time divorced man. In the Bible, divorce is forbidden seven times more often than gay marriage.

Donald Trump prescribes a form of new ailment called "Trump anxiety". He has had revolts and protests from pro-Trump supporters and protesters clashing in sometimes bloody combat, and already has had one assassination attempt on him by 'an illegal alien British guy'... enough said.

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7The Current Economy

Our current economic state is an utterly terrifying prospect. That's why we keep on ignoring it. As seen in the government shut down we only keep on raising the debt ceiling pushing the problem onto the generation after. We must do something now to stop the debt from piling up. When we perform diplomacy in wars such as Iraq or Afghanistan and if we have a good leader we should look at the general view. Our relationship after such a war, and what we gain from it. In Iraq we gained absolutely nothing except death and sad stories to go around. I to be frank cannot believe we even intervened to start it! Since we had gone we should have at least taken the oil which was there and set up a STABLE government. We should have used our ELEVEN aircraft carriers and a tiny bit less than half of our military during the war. We weren't very committed to it as it seems. We changed nothing and have only worsened the situation and how everyone views us. We need a strong leader to make the right ...more

People should not complain or worry about Greece. They have 500 billion dollars of debt. America had 16 trillion dollars of debt.

Obviously, these comments must have been written during the Bush administration since we have added jobs nearly every month since Obama has been president and our unemployment rate will likely be below five percent by the fall...

The most pressing issue is the economy. The ongoing economic crash leads to perpetual poverty, hitting minority families hard, and eternal grinding poverty is as awful as an ongoing nuclear holocaust.

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8Gay Marriage Not Legal In Most States

Everyone should be given equal rights.

Gay marriage goes against your nature if you are heterosexual, as I am. To say that it goes against human nature would imply that I do not find homosexuals human, which is ridiculous. It may go against your religion, and in fact it goes against mine. My religion also forbids lying, swearing, worshipping anything other than God, adultery, and coveting your neighbor's property. These things are all, however, still legal and some of them, especially lying, are performed routinely on these websites and by Republican presidential candidates. The Supreme Court has now ruled on gay marriage, and frankly it's time to move on.

I say that if they are happy, let them be. People do not go around and judge you because of the choices you make. Even if people think that it's wrong, doesn't mean you can pass judgement onto people that you don't even know. They have a right to live their life the way they want to. They are people who have more of an understanding of how people view the world. If everyone would look and see how happy two straight people are, why is being gay any different?

So, I can buy a semi-automatic assault weapon in most states, but I can't marry the person of my choice?

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9Fat 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

I barely eat mcdonalds and I don't like it because of the unhealthy food, I like my moms food better and is totally much healthier than mcdonalds. When I grow up and have kids, I will not allow them or allow myself to eat mcdonalds and explain to my kids why.

Fat people don't have any more connection to McDonalds than McDonalds has a connection to starving people in say Bangladesh.

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10Too Many Liberals

The problem isn't "liberals," it's progressive fools, which is what I think OP means. While the racist left wingers slinging slurs at white Americans keep their posts at universities, disaffected moderates and proper liberals are driven to the far right. The rise of Donald Trump and the Alt-Right have been a direct effect of the Regressiveness of the modern "progressive left", with their war on free thought and Enlightenment Principles, as true liberals move to sections of the political spectrum who do not censor. The modern movements of BLM and Third-Wave feminism have disaffected moderates and liberals on both the left and right. Donald Trump and partisan politics is the backlash.

I am sorry to be the one to tell you this (to the poster below). The Democrat party was the party that did not want to abolish slavery and kept dragging their feet for equal rights for both minorities and women. The Democrat party founded the KKK. If not for the Conservative party, we would still have slavery and women would not be allowed to vote. The Conservative party wants equal opportunity for all. The Democrat party has to keep their subjects beat down and so be dependent on the Government for handouts. Just barely survive.

That's because the republicans were, actually, the liberal party for a long time. Today, of course, they have switched places. You just proved that liberals were right many, many times in history. - dacetheace

Well, many of our founding fathers were considered liberal in their day and they were able to agree on the principals that underlie our US Constitution. Maybe, just maybe, today's liberals will bring forth the necessary changes to move our Democracy forward as they have in the past. I'm not saying Conservatives are a dying breed, but I am saying there are just not as many of them around nowadays -- could be because they tie their wagons to unpopular political stances or outdated stances. After all, racism, militarism, capitalist cronyism, and extreme nationalism sort went out of style when Facism failed in the 1940's.

Liberals are horrible. They ask for everything free and just say that someone else is to privileged without realizing if they worked, they could have that to.

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11Sexism

One need not look further than the US Corporate Board room -- just start counting the number of women sitting around the table. Not only are the numbers dismal, but they tell a dismal story. It is a dismal story of corporate billionaires, bankruptcies, legal staffs, and their billionaire families -- sounds like something all of us can relate to right?

See rap and hip hop promotes this nasty way and makes make men more dominate than woman. People need to realize that these music genreadd are wrong and should be changed now.

Women are still just used for being sexualized in the media, and there are also feminazis everywhere who claim they want equality but they really want female supremacy. It goes both ways.

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12Political Correctness

Political Correctness is a dangerous practice that weakens America because it is in effect a new, advanced form of censorship. America was founded on the bedrock of freedom of expression, and the proponents (liberals) of Political Correctness have developed a practice that targets & punishes those who express opposing viewpoints. The Constitution guarantees us protection from arrest and imprisonment with the Right to Free Speech, but the method of punishment used to suppress citizens' expression of a differing opinion is moot-- all that matters is if it's effective or not. Presently in America people are afraid to openly express their honest beliefs out of fear of reprisal. The reprisal may no longer be arrest, torture, or capital punishment as was the case centuries ago, but suppression out of fear of public shaming is an equally effective tool to threaten the disgruntled citizen with to keep him from voicing his true opinion.

I have yet to see politically correct absolutely defined. I think it is a vague term, and is intentionally kept vague by the right, so they can continue to support hatred. By politically correct, do you mean according to the constitution? According to the Bible? According to Robert's rules of order? By what document are we judging "correctness" by? None of us know, and I don't think the right wants us to know, so they can say and do whatever they want and justify it by not being "politically correct". They like Trump because he speaks honestly. Well, so do drunks after five beers.

All political correctness means to me is to treat others the way you would have them treat you. Does it mean something else? If not, why is it always talked about as something bad?

Political correctness prevents good ideas from getting heard because their not politically correct. And then you can't do anything because it's "offensive".

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13Abortion

People need to stop acting like rape is a yes or no question, and actually educate themselves on the topic. If you're pro-life or whatever, you better be damn sure you know all of the facts because people are beginning to lose the respect for another person's choices.

Put it this way. If you were pregnant and didn't want the baby, you wouldn't get an abortion (obviously), so you put the baby up for adoption. But would you let an 18 or 20 year old girl adopt your baby? Would you say that she isn't responsible enough to have a child? Because if that's the situation then she should have full right to get an abortion.

Well, like most issues, abortion is all about Fundamentalist Christians tying to influence government legislators to make laws telling folks how to live their lives. If those legislators don't do what the Fundamentalists want, the Fundamentalists don't fund their election campaigns. How is the issue of abortion that much different than the issue of gun control. Sure both issues involve life and death, it's just one involves life and death before birth and the other involves life and death after birth.

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.

An undeveloped fetus is not a conscious being- it doesn't have awareness or personality. There are many situations where an abortion is, arguably, the best choice. For example: the baby would otherwise be born with a crippling disability, the mum was raped, a smoker or a drug user. The family might not have enough money to support a child. As the other person who replied said, it's sometimes best for not just the mother, but to spare a human from suffering. - Flamesofsilver

This is terrible

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14They 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!

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!

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'm sorry Germans for all the ignorant Americans out there, that say you're Nazis. Please understand that not all of us are like this ( I personally LOVE Germany, and its culture).

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15Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama II is the 44th president of the United States of America. He was elected in 2008 after serving in the Senate from 2005-08, beating John McCain and becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the United States. He was elected again in 2012, beating Mitt Romney.

Wow don't you think your over exaggerating

Perhaps the anger should be directed at the do nothing Congress. We pay them a lot to be against everything.

Blame the Republicans that make up the majority of Congress who won't let Barack Obama undo the damage to America. Also, at least Barack Obama is making the right choices with healthcare (although it could be improved upon), good foreign relations, good education, and improving our country a lot from the damage George W. Bush started in the first place. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

He never did anything. All he does is waste mo eye on welfare.

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16Too 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.. =)

It does not make sense to tax the poor. We pay taxes for many reasons and the most noble reason is to lift up those less fortunate than ourselves. As an American, I just want to make certain we are helping the poor in an efficient and effective manner.

The poor people don't get off there butts all day and the government is paying them why didn't you think of that

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17Death Penalty

I trust government to make certain the law is equitable and applied equally to all. We all know this not the case. A black man down south may receive a harsher punishment under the law than a white boy in California for committing the same crime. As far as the death penalty is concerned, it should be applied as a consequence for certain crimes -- murder, treason. I just wish there were a national system in place to make certain the correct punishment fits the crime and is applied equally across all 50 states. This will probably never happen, but it should.

Life in prison is the perfect punishment, but whether someone should live or die is God's decision.

I have mixed reactions on the death penalty. I'm not sure if the lives of criminals should be decided by law officials. Plus, a fraction of those on death row are actually innocent, but were framed. However, it ensures political control and gets rid of the murderers, spies, terrorists, and other people who are ripping society apart. Sometimes life in prison isn't good enough. - ethanmeinster

I Like the Death Penalty for Serious Punishments

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18George Bush Was Elected President

How did he ever get anywhere near politics. When I look at george bush I think of an inbreed half retarded monkey running a country into the ground. - Bturlik

In fact both George Bushes... Neither of them was any good and they were the petrie dish for the crazy tea party people Yikes.

How can I feel respect for a country that dork was elected president?

He was a president all presidents should have the title even after they have been it in respect

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19They try to police the world

They claim they are better than every body else. I may be American my self but...

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20Rock Stars Don't Ever Get On the Billboard Hot 100 Anymore

Because they suck. And how is this a reason to hate a whole country? I can sense a 90s kid put this on hereā€¦ - BlueTopazIceVanilla

I like rock stars. This is a stereotype for Americans and teenagers. - gamingfoeealzs

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