Top Ten Problems With America

Wow, where to start? Drugs, violence, corruption, war, the Jonas brothers... My fellow Americans, we're in a pretty crappy spot :( What is our biggest issue today, and what can we do to solve it? We have a thousand issues, so I wanna see a thousand issues on here too!

The Top Ten

1 Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States. Born and raised in Queens, New York City, Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, ...read more.

This is easy. Donald Trump is an idiot. He spews lies every day, especially concerning Coronavirus. The administration knew about this in early January. What did he do? He sat on his fat ass and didn't do anything, claiming he had it "under control". He continued to play it down. Now that he's getting his ass handed to him by Biden in the polls, he tries to change course for a few days. The American people need to wake up. This idiot doesn't care about you, he doesn't care about me. He only cares about himself and money. Anyone and anything else is irrelevant to him. Over 150,000 people in this country have died so far, and he doesn't give a rat's ass. Easily, the worst president in the history of the U.S. He is an immature, arrogant, hypocritical, and stupid person who has absolutely no business being a "leader". He doesn't know what letter that word begins with. Vote in November and get this dumbass out of office. Don't be fooled again.

He gutted the government's ability to do stuff in his self-centered effort to "drain the swamp", which proved devastating during the COVID-19 pandemic. During said pandemic he said everything was under control when it wasn't, cut funding to WHO, and suggested that people drink bleach. Yes, he banned travel early in February, but he didn't take any safety precautions when bringing Americans home. He sent aid to states after mid-March, but by then it was just common sense, and even there he held back saying that states should rely on themselves.

Also, his attacks on the media have organizations like Freedom House and Reporters without Borders, who once were primarily concerned with developing nations, worried. Yes, the media is sometimes dishonest, but the president is the LAST person who should try to hold them accountable, because the temptation to abuse that power is just too strong. For me to tolerate this even from Lincoln or FDR, you'd need the necessity of a ...more

The guy is obviously dumb, after hundreds of thousands of US citizens died from COVID-19 trump declared a victory, saying he had saved millions of lives.
Take a bow, Sir Donald. You are America's saviour.
Oh also, TEENAGERS tricked him into thinking millions were coming to his rally in Oklahoma. 6200 came.

I still Hate Trump and his fans! Global warming deniers are just like Holocaust ones! Saying global warming is a myth is just as worse than saying Heil Hitler, screaming death to Jews and planning to build concentration camps! I do believe in Global Warming because it happens since forever and I know about the Holocaust very well. It's a sad, bloody and violent event where the innocent Jews being labeled as inferior to the Nazis also known by themselves as Aryan or the master race and sent into the Gloomy confiments, where spirits are crushed, loss of self identity until they die called Concentration camps! Never forget the Holocaust same thing with Global Warming.

@lemur, the classic trick of calling someone who doesn't share you political beliefs a Nazi even though they are not one...

2 No Respect For The Rest of The World

We have no respect because we have no family unity or values anymore. We have left God's instructions out of our schools and have taken away the discipline. What we ended up with was open homosexuality, mothers who are never home with their children, the loss of the family dinner time, parents allowing their children to do as they please because our society agrees with it. Look at the differences in magazines from the 30's and 40's to magazines today. There is no educational merit but plenty of sex to distort the minds of children and adults alike. America has been on a moral decline for many decades. We really need to develop a means to get it back. Put prayer back in schools. Give the teachers back their paddles. Expect the children to do their homework. Put strong moral censorship back into all media. We have spent decades digging our moral hole, let's take decades filling it back in. Most of all, teach your children about God and teach them through your own highly moral and Godly ...more

With in the last few years, no one had internet. No one could reach, out if they could. Now we are everywhere, we can talk to many, at one time. People do not have respect here in America, how can they have respect to anyone else? Have you ever read, a old social studies book 20's 30'era? Things are passed down through generations, not just recipes, they pass down bias and hate, so each person teaches there generation the hate, If you was to ask why they probably would not know.( It was passed down). My husband and I, have a orphanage in Africa, we run it with my daughter Olivia. The love those people give, amazing. we have stop spreading hate and bias stuff about people, people of different color. Some times I can still see the lynch mobs, the ones that gathered a criminal in middle of the square and hung him there. How some people are treated, How fast they can go from sweet to evil in one sentence. That was not that long ago, but it happened. Have we only progressed in technology. ...more

The USA sees the world almost like little pawns. They take everything for granted. Well, most other developed countries are actually better places to live in than the USA.

The person who said 'America is the best country ever ... ' obviously has never visited any other country, therefore is not in a position to make such a comment. Americans are so parochial.

3 Racism

This happened in my Girl Scout troop. When I was going camping with my troop, I heard two moms fighting and the one who was complaining kept swearing. I didn’t want that conversation to happen so I cover my ears with my pillow and I kicked my legs. This also happened at the Valentine’s Day party. The mom who kept complaining started an argument for no good reason I think. My troop leader was trying to calm her down and the mom who was complaining kept telling her to shut up. So she left with her daughters and that made one of my friends cry. The troop leader’s granddaughter asked me if I was okay and I said I was. But I couldn’t believe my mom saw that. A few girls had to use the bathroom but they were too scared to go because the bathroom was somewhere else and I think they had to go outside to get there. They were too scared because they thought that the mom who was complaining was hiding in the bushes. The day after, they had a meeting about this.

Probably a third of the nation is racist, including our president. This is a major problem. What happened to all the movements!?

Racism is not good. It should come to an end. God wanted different nationalities for a reason. He wanted all of us to get along and love each other, not hate because of what happened in the past. Let's not bring back the past. Just because your white doesn't mean you are better than people who are black. Everyone is the same. We just have to learn how to love each other for who we are not what we look like. I'm only 12 and I hope when I grow up Racism isn't a problem anymore. You shouldn't treat anyone differently. The golden rule for socializing for me is "Treat people how you want to be treated". I really want to grow up in a non racist community. I live in Hawaii and there is already a problem with homeless. I don't want to see a bunch of racist people in the world. When I grow up I want to go somewhere where racism isn't a problem. Thank that is all.

Racism is not as bad in America as people say it is. It's mostly a bunch of white leftists crying and trying to "defend" minorities, but when said minorities have something to say, they are pushed aside.

Yeah I hate Racism in the USA, so what if your Black and I'm white we're both humans but with different skin color? So what? I really don't see why the 1 race should think they are better than the other race. I never get white supremacy it's stupid and retarded. The Racists that really nark me are The Americans who are racist then claim to be Christian. If they were true then they would see GOD just wants us to all live as 1. Jesus told us to love each other not Hate, Criticize or Judge each other he condemned all those things. The answer is to Love each other always we are all Brothers and sister's in God's eyes and we should ALL live in peace & Unity regardless of Skin color or ethnicity.

4 The Education System

yus true we keep learning too much about the American revolution, TEACHER! HOLY CRAP WK ABOUT THE WAR FOR IOOO TIMES! jeez and too much stress and school bullying which is stupid, and mean teachers ;-; I just wanna learn something else about the American history cause I'm a nerd of history lol, and kids don't CARE About their education, yea good luck on your future, no this isn't the worst country ever but one of the worst..., and can we learn about the civil war, Spanish American war, and the cold war?, come on we need to learn more history and care for our education.

Not enough funding, when we could take like just 5 billion out of 700 billion military to ensure this country's bright future. Teachers are underpaid and many schools have to shut down programs that are beneficial and enjoyed.

I am in America, an even went to an advanced school, and I must say, I don't know a lot of things that people from OTHER countries even know about America. I don't even know what half of our wars were about. Some people act like I'm stupid, but I simply just didn't learn it. What's worse is that immigrants who come to this country to become legal citizens have to learn ridiculous things that even AmericanS don't know, like the Bill of rights. Most Americans will not know that, or all of our presidents, or all the capitals of our cities. Then again... what's really the point of knowing it? Not like we ever use it, but, it just proves to show that as well as not knowing much about other countries which schools very poorly shed light on, we barely know much about our own country or even history of it. Every subject is just lightly briefed on, but never gone into with any great detail.

Teachers aren't teaching us correctly. In my language arts class, all we do is writing. No grammar or vocabulary, which I think is why people are saying "slang." In my eight grade class, people asked how to spell the words theory and multiplication. I really suck at writing too even though we do writing all the time. The school also has enough money to afford dances, parties, and new computers at our school but they won't use that money to support after school clubs and extracurricular activities. Everything in my science, history and math classes are basic and they won't teach you at your own skill level. I begin to think that school is a waste of time because I don't learn anything new.

5 Destroying The Environment

This is and nuclear war are the only things here that could affect Earth and ourselves long term. School bullies will never go away, but I wouldn't say it's a world problem. Destroying the environment means less resources to power technology, and less safe a place to live. Some experts predict at our rate humans could be extinct within 100 some years. We must save the environment, because Earth is the only place within light years that can even support humans. People need to look at the long term problems here too!

People cut down forests are build over land that is home to plants, animals, bugs, and other organisims. Human kind just thinks that they are more important these days! But really- Are we? Think of an animal that you really like. Look at a picture of it. Do you really think that you are way more important? People think they aren't murders but if they would tear down a forest...

We need to focus on our environment because without it we would be nothing. We came from nature and all we ever did to it was poke and prod it and afterwards we cut it up or burn it down or just defile it with our machines. We need to help rebuild nature because it holds so much bueaty and wonder and without it we would be nothing.

There are way to many people wreaking the environment and I think they need to stop or we will all die because of the trees we breath we have life. And I don't know about you but I think life is more important than you think it is you can't just throw your trash on the road and the rest of the world.

6 Terrorists

Terrorism is a huge problem not just in the world but within the US. And it isn't just people who identify themselves as a member of ISIS, it's also people who shoot up schools, airports, people of different races including white people. It is terrible problem that must be solved but continues because we let it. We identify a group of people as terrorists and people who minutely relate to that, are grouped with the insane and violent terrorists too. Then comes problems with discrimination, racism, sexism, etc. If we solve one of these problems, it may solve them ALL. If we are united, like those years fighting alongside each other against the British who practiced tyranny during the Revolution, if we devote our time and our hearts into restoring or making our home a better place, then join arms with your white, black, and brown brothers and sisters, and show what the American Dream actually meant to us! If I can believe in YOU, try to believe in yourself.

100 people have died so far in the United Kingdom in 2019 as a result of killings, mainly due to knife crime. The UK is three and a half times smaller than the States, so if we say 350 people. Due to ridiculous act of gun legalisation, over 3500 people have been killed. The world would be a MUCH better place without terrorists.

I get that terrorism is a HUGE problem. There isn't a lot we can do about it. One thing we can do is start securing our borders and making sure NO ONE gets past security or anything without being checked for drugs, guns, bombs, etc. There are so many idiotic people out there who are drunk, drugged, mentally insane, or just violent. We need to do our best to protect our country.

All these terrorist attacks will continue to go on forever and ever. We won't see peace in all nations in a long time. They're just destroying our Earth slowly and slowly. Peace is the only solution but it's hard to preach it when our heroes who do preach are being silenced for doing the right thing.

7 Bullying

I am a thirteen year old girl who has been bullied her entire life and death is a thought that often finds its way to my head. My family and friends and my boyfriend is the only reason why I won't kill my self. The reason why I have just now decided to share this is because someone who is very important to me is going through what I have went through my entire life. The people who bully think that because they feel bad they have to make others feel bad but they don't and if they would be nice they would find someone who is willing to love them so they don't need to hurt others or theirselves. Because I will love them if they need me to or want me to.

You have still stayed strong after all your abuse. That is an ability most people don't have. I hope you don't kill yourself, because there is always someone who would be absolutely devastated if you did. Think about the people you love. They want you to live, so do it for them.

I think its hard to understand what someone is going through unless you experience that yourself. I've never had those kinds of problems, but only because I go to a great school where bullying is practically nonexistent. I do know how it feels to just want to be normal so people stop treating you differently. Bullies have a completely different mindset. there is a good chance they had grown up in a bad home and had developed such a weak mind that they use their physical strength to feel stronger. There is always a reason... that doesn't make it any better, but perhaps if more effort was put into trying to understand the victims AND the bullies, a sort of bridge can be built. Bullies want people to feel how they had felt, for someone to understand. which is why they don't stop. Wanting someone to understand you is a human instinct everyone feels naturally. How can anyone be expected to fight against that.

Bullying tears kid's down inside and out. It's terrible. Kid's are skipping school, staying away from people, and even to the extent of killing themselves. This is NOT how our next generation should be acting. Adults also treat each other poorly. Some people are so immature that they have to tear down other people to make themselves feel better. I think it's so stupid. Some kids bully other kids because their parents do the same things. This is not how the world should be acting. We should be working together to build each other up, not tear them down.So a shout out to those bullies out there, stop doing it! You are so much better than that! It won't make you feel any better to make someone else feel terrible.

Bullying has got out of hand, it on Social media, it in schools every where, even in the work place. Time to stomp this out of existence. S T O P Bullying you know who you are, why you do it. On Facebook on Twitter on Google + many other sites, We make up this world of people, it time to get a long. stop before you speak, joking or not. Most people take, what you say seriously. It is a problem that can kill, no more sticks and stones, It is Abuse. When each of these people, who do bully, have their own children. Do you think they would, like their child bullied? I say not. Stop the cycle, stop the abuse.

8 Drugs

To be honest drugs is to big of a category, Benadryl, NyQuil, and technically toothpaste are all “drugs”, and unlike many places in the world we have a good amount of medication and stuff.

Okay for starters I will agree drugs can be harmful to you such as Heroin, LSD, Coke, acid, etc.. But if you think for one minute the marijuana is like any of these drugs then you need to get your facts straight. There are so many people out there that bash marijuana because it's a drug, yet it's used in hospitals and it helps people. Yet 88,000 people die yearly from drinking alcohol, 480,000 die yearly smoking cigarettes. No one has ever overdosed on cannabis, and if there is any deaths from marijuana it's obvisoly won't be anywhere near those numbers. So they legalize cancer, and poison but are having difficulties legalizing medical marijuana?.. My theory on why they won't legalize it is simple. They have to control the population so they have to have alcohol and cancer to kill us off so we don't overpopulate, which I guess I can't blame them because if we overpopulated their would be less jobs and so on. So I get why that's all illegal because it's at your own risk, it's your ...more

Drugs. Drugs. Oh, lets rant quickly. First of all, drugs have taken over. I don't know many celebrities that DO NOT take drugs, but the majority do. Also, many people have died from drug overdoses (Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, etc.) If people are dying from drugs, then WHY do they exist? Also, my school gave us a talk about drugs and we took a pledge not to take them. We also got a booklet about it, and it shows drugs, and side effects of the drug. Also, there're kids, like, young teens that smoke and have cocaine. People need to realize that drugs WILL become addictive, and you will probably die if overdosed.

Cigarettes and alcohol cause many problems just as death and violence. However, making these drugs illegal will cause the same thing as they did in the early 1900's with prohibition. Illegality of weed and other is also causing death and violence, more specifically gang violence and drug wars. This topic has a thin line that's easy to cross on both sides and neither is truly good. Marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes as well the fact that the government shouldn't have a say in what people do with their bodies. It causes problems.

9 The Media

Media is by far the biggest contributor to americas current epidemic. The media controls what the general population has to hear. Its free on every T.V. and is easily trusted by the greater majority of America. Though things the media covers are true the inflection in which they approach it and the opinion they take on arguments tears are country apart and divides us from being american which is who we all are. It instead uses its power of mass viewership to split us into diverse groups of blacks and whites or democrats and republicans to make us follow their news network for viewership. If you are on here posting that one single person is the sole reason America is going down such as a person as trump or Obama you are are an ignorant and uneducated person who should really read up on issues today.

No. 1 for me is Congress, No. 2 is the Media, No. 3 is the lack of respect for the rest of the world, no. 4 is the education system, no. 5 is the anti-patriotism, no. 6 is the racism (and reverse-racism), no. 7 is the hate from both political parties fighting against each other (it's overdramatize! ), no. 9 is the economy (no. 9 because the Great Depression was far worse and I believe this can be fixed if we get the right president on the job in 2016), and no. 10 is the stereotypical people who live in the country (not that I hate Americans, I love Americans and The USA, best country ever, but the citizens become more and more stereotypical every year! I hate it! )

The media is a huge problem in this country, particularly the way they are covering this election. I just watched the Republican debate, and every other question was about terrorism. They are doing their best to spread fear, which they hope will translate into votes. The media is cherry picking the polls they report, trying to cast Hillary Clinton in as bad a light as possible. Bernie Sanders is wonderful and is doing well but you can tell the Republicans don't view him as a threat. He wasn't even mentioned at the GOP debate, but they sure took after Clinton and Obama. The media, too, is all but ignoring Sanders unless they can use him to make Hillary look bad. Republicans aren't criticizing Sanders because they will go after his supporters if he doesn't get the nomination. If you truly support Bernie and the things he stands for, you have much more in common with Hillary than with any Republican.

No one notices how crazy the media impacts America. America would be amazing without the Media, drugs, and shootings. But the media always changes things up. I hate Trump, but they make Trump look so much worse than he is. Same with Hillary. We all heard stuff from both parties that weren't true. The Media is also ran by foreign people and not Americans. Its sadly true, and unfortunately it won't get any better. I definitely can't agree that the Media was the worst thing in America, but it sparks a lot of hate and causes shootings as well. This along with drugs, and guns and America can be great again.

10 Corruption

Corruption and a stupid political agenda will be the end of the US. Other countries and foreign investors basically own us with all the debt that we've compiled. So what does the government do to stop this from continuing? They cut a few billion dollars from the budget and than propose a healthcare reform costing over a trillion dollars. The only radical change we need right now is in our spending and materialism. In my opinion, this category is the most dangerous internal threat to America.

Corruption is a massive issue facing America. This is no longer a democracy that serves the people, but one that serves the interests of corporations and big businesses. How can we pride ourselves as a free country when our congress is enslaved to corporations that offer huge payouts, probably taxpayer money, to get them to betray and go against what's best for America and it's citizens? Corruption should be outlawed.

The more money a candidate raises, the more likely they are to be elected. While this is not true in all cases, it is more accurate than I would like. To raise money, candidates must give promises to special interests. Our politicians should have the people's best interests in mind, not the special interests who got them elected.

Our republic has become more and more an oligarchy. I blame a lot of it on Citizens United and the Supreme Court. Corporations are treated BETTER than real people, and have more influence, not just in politics but they can get away with crimes that would have citizens facing jail time.

The Newcomers

? Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

I don't like her but really she doesn't belong on this list.

The Contenders

11 Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama II served as 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 ...read more.

Actually, it's not Obama. We just have a very corrupt congress. A lot of people think that the President has all the power and can do whatever he wants. That's not true. The President actually can't do ANYTHING without getting approval from the Congress. Obama has wanted to do a ton for this country, but it's all been rejected because our Congress is currently filled with very corrupt greedy people who do not care about anyone's well being, especially the financially struggling. They are all rich political figures that ONLY care about making more money, and they won't approve any decision from the President unless it makes them more money.

And yet this same corrupt congress exists with Trump as president too, and it's basically been the same thing in his case because Congress has been holding Trump's proposals back each and every time. These people for the record have been in office LONGER THAN TRUMP OR OBAMA so it should be obvious that they don't keep any promises whatsoever every time they get elected.

Change Congress, you may change the world. I looked back in History like when Blue Shield got started, there have been many President that tried to pass a health insurance. If anyone has, been in a hospital in emergency room you will see it is mostly, people with no insurance. Waiting hours can be for 3 hours and up. This new insurance, will help this problem because, those people most of them will never pay, their bill to emergency room. But yet you have insurance on your automobiles and pets and your house. Are you worth something? Because without your life you, would not have any of these things. He is wrong for wanting to help you? Have you ever had a Illness like heart attack, do you know how much one of those cost with no insurance, when most of the people in America is high risk of one. Most Countries have health insurance. We are suppose to be the best country. I think we loosing, that first place status, not due to our President. People listen to Social Media. Everyone had a ...more

I whole heartily agree with the comment that it is not President Obama fault. He has a heart for all the people and really wanted to make a difference for the good of all men. I would have been a little mor direct but it is so easy to see the truth. The hard part for a few people is accepting the truth about our congress those corrupt policy makers. That give themselves pay increases and improve their own already good benifit packages and deny the poor pennies when it comes to increasing minimum wage. Why don't we the people vote, decide if they should get a pay and benifit increase. And if they should be eligible for all the other perks the receive from the wealthy. Yes we would be so much better off as a nation with a truly honest congress and of coarse without those racist that act out their prejudices in their decisions. This is nothing new but having a black president has removed their cloak and we see them for what they are. It is amazing how far the blind will follow the blind.

He left Iraq before we had a chance to stablize it, spent more money than every other president combined, let other countries walk right over us and Europe, getting rid of our freedoms so we can't speak out or defend ourselves against the growing crime and corruption, trying to destroy our capitalism (any one who knows anything about economies knows that that's usually the first step to communism or at least poorer people, look it up), let millions of illegals take our jobs, and now he doesn't know what to do.

12 Anti-Patriotism

We live in such a free, wonderful and diverse country in the world. This is the secret to why the USA is such a Great nation but it is also why the is such division today, and until every citizen and or visitor can put aside our differences and all reach for the same goals, backing each other and loving our Country and Flag first, then this country will implode from within. Take Pride in Our Country and stand together side by side as one nation. One People, One Nation. I want to be the first member of the No Race, Race! You are me and I am you. We are all the same. If you don't love your country then ask yourself why that is. And What You could do to change that. God bless America and all its citizens.

Actually now that I think about it, this is the biggest issue. We can love our country, and those that outright hate it can just move out or something. But instead we get people complaining about the bad things about America non-stop (oh look this list). Those who don't care, well, they're fine as long as their attitudes are not openly hostile. But the amount of people, especially concerning the removal of statues which are part of America's HISTORY shows just how much anti-patriotism is actually going to lead to the downfall of this nation. These people are trying to erase history and that will ruin future generations.

If you are living in America and have no respect for the people that have died to ensure that you even have the freedom in the first place to go on sites like this and say rude and disrespectful things, then please, I beg you, LEAVE! Why would you stay here with your toxic attitude? Some of us actually care about our country and know people who have died trying to make sure you have the freedom to be the little parasite to American society that you are. It is an absolute shame when people refuse to stand up and say the pledge! It's even worse when parents don't think it matters.

Maybe the reason people do not care anymore is because Donald Trump won president. As a teenager who is personally ASHAMED of our country, I no longer recite the pledge when asked. And I am not the parasite, I believe our so called "president" is the real parasite. Also, as I am learning about american history, it is a shame to see that all the hard work put into creating our country, is now being put to waste. Also, have you ever thought about the fact that the parents do care, but they are also just as ashamed in our country as their kids are? Well, since you wrote what you said, then I guess not.

The biggest problem in this Country has been corruption, Wars fought for oil, "weapons of mass destruction never found", women and children in other countries killed and then America wonders why terrorists attack them? If bombs from Russia or any other country landed on US soil just once, it would be WWIII, but US does it and its just another day for "Patriots" to protect our "freedoms." that's just Bull. Us bullies everyone to get what they want and if they don't they get what they want they take it by force. Ask Hawaii how it lost its monarchy, even against the Presidents orders at that time. Ask the rightful heirs to USA the Native American Indians. You people think singing a song and saluting a flag makes you a patriot, but actually your just a mindless robot following whats told and never looking deeper to who is actually in the wrong and why they want to keep things they way they are while the corrupt live in LUXURY. You blame muslims, you blame presidents who all have short ...more

13 Violence

Violence is the reason that people are afraid to walk amongnst the streets that they call home. Being uncomfortable isn't a way to live when you want to just live life they way YOU want to.

Violence is good. If some punk messes with you, take out a.357 and show them who's boss. Especially if they're Muslim, illegal, cops or members of Black Lives Matter

I have a brother that is fairly violent when he doesn't get what he wants. He is older than me and I think it is sad to see how much violence is in our world now.

That's the single stupidest thing I've heard in a long time. I'm a HUGE Call of Duty player but I don't have ANY urge to HARM someone, much less kill them

14 No Respect for Those Older Than Us

I am a 16 year old girl. I live through drama and I disrespect my elders constantly, I disrespect people constantly. I actually have the guts to say it and I'm not making little remarks trying to defend myself. This is an issue because no matter how much the world may change our elders still know more than us. The baseline of issues will stay the same. They have known war, constant death, happiness, life, wealth, dept, etc. The faster we learn to respect our elders the better we will be. Look at many Asian countries that are prospering, in the culture it is common that the children still respect their elders. Everyone says that all of us should get the same respect or we should treat everyone the same. If we do that that we will never respect anyone. We are a disrespectful generation. The millennials and generation Z are the most disrespectful generations ever. We are entitled crybabies who want respect but wont give it in return. We are hypocritical. In the future we will be ...more

People who are more senior than us don't deserve any more respect that what we should give to anyone else. We should have a level of respect for everyone we meet (perhaps more senior family members) unless they give us a reason to lose that respect for them. Just because someone is more senior does not make them more "wise" than those younger than us. Millenials today have become disillusioned with the idea that those older understand the world better. They see the decisions that have been made and the consequences as a result of those actions.

Our Seniors, know so much. They have generations, of information. They need to be treated, with honor, respect, dignity, be polite. Don't treat them like babies. They have rights, just like everyone else. Some day we all, will reach this stage in are lives. Remember your children, will be doing your care. Time to get back to family.

Everyone diserves respect regardless of their age. It's the Golden Rule, people! You should hold open a door for an eldery person because it's a nice thing to do and the right thing to do, and when you get older, you're going to hope young people will do the same for you. Not everyone is a nice person, but you can't judge an entire society on one person.

15 Income Inequality

There is no inequality, women are more likely to get a job and if women were paid less why wouldn't they get hired.

Women should get paid as much as men or more period.!

The are paid more which is dumb cause women got the rights a long time ago

Women should be more respected since we are the once’s who give life to people...

Well then it wouldn't be equal would it idiot

16 Global Warming

THE EARTH IS DYING. What is worse than this? If there is NO EARTH, there are NO PEOPLE. There is no you or me or anyone. Simple as that. Why isn't this the #1 problem? Why is this considered a "belief" in America but a fact in all others? If people don't believe the scientists that this is a big issue, then why don't they become scientists themselves and try to disprove that this isn't real it instead of sitting back and making illogical statements? We can't just escape to another planet. We won't get the technology on time and no other planet is as habitable as earth. We will have to wear gas masks and buy air. This is ridiculous. The first step in fixing this problem is fixing people's mindsets. If we have that, everyone will start putting effort to put out the flames of our burning home. People have to stop destroying the planet for economic benefit. They will actually gain more economic profits in the long run if they stop for a second and help the planet.

Everyone has the ...more

Global warming is a legitimate problem and should be higher up on this list. to the people who are saying it's not real, you're just as ignorant as people who don't believe people should have their rights.

Something the alt-right sees as a lie made up by evil liberals to steal $$$ from the rich.

Global warming is stupid like the rest of the world

17 Bad Music

I can see where you are coming from though. some parents have a problem with so called "BAD MUSIC". they don't want their kids to think that drugs are okay and having sex with someone else every night is okay, but it's not. I can see where it comes from but you shouldn't be so rude about it cause if it was up to you, you would probably say the same thing if you were a parent and wanted your kid to be the image that you want. AMERICA NEEDS TO STOP BEING SO NEGATIVE ALL THE TIME. GET OVER YOURSELVES. This is why children think its okay to bully because they see adults doing it to so they think I can do it too. GROW UP.

There are certainly many good from this generation with a nice or emotional melody, or just a really funky beat you can't help but dance to. However, I've noticed the majority of songs which make it to the big charts tend to lack any real meaning. I can't think of any song this year that talked about world issues, corruption, the environment, civil rights, or really anything that matters in the world of cultural problems versus private ones. There's no originality. It's always the same old meaningless topics of heartbreak, partying, getting drunk, money, hot girls, etc. Now, every generation has it's share ofty music; what's sad now is that the music is what is seen as the good and popular music. I think rap and country are probably the worst modern culprits of dimwitted lyrics - just listen to about any country station and it's beer, tractors, tan long-legged girls, and cheating.

Rap isn't much better with its focus on shallow themes of "look at me I'm rich and I'm so happy ...more

I like a lot of things that has come out of this country. But, the new generation of music is awful. I am a teenage who has been raised listening to a lot of rock and a lot of 80's classic rock. And when I listen to the music that is current and popular, I am absolutely disgusted. The lyrics either don't make any sense, or they are talking about sex, drugs, and alcohol. Of course, 80s rock talks about that, but, it is much worse in this generation, it is much more prominent.

The late 10s have been pretty awful in terms of quality music, this is a global problem though. Hopefully the 20s will be better.

Booty booty big booty booty booty bootyyyyyy booty booty... USA music in a nutshell. Just listen to UK music, it's much better. At least there's some USA hip hop artists that I like.

18 National Debt

We are technically bankrupt, and despite the fact that our dollar makes up the world economy, meaning other countries don't want to ask for their money, still, who needs that much debt?

If the USA can't repay China (China owns most of the USA's debt), then China could take land and infrastructure. That's how China obtained Sri Lanka's port & 15,000 acres of land after India couldn't repay a 300 million dollar loan. Currently, China owns 1.3 trillion dollars of US debt (4,333 times 300 million). If China made the US pay up, then they could potentially take 65 million acres or 1/35th of the USA's land from the USA. That's why eliminating national debt is a worthwhile goal.

I don't think india's land is captured due to loans.

Usa is in debt crisis.

19 Getting Involved In Wars We Have No Business Being In

I agree, the US should stop holding Israel back from laying waste to the Arab countries. Just let them fight it out, and whoever wins, wins.

The US is often entangled in the dirty work of the UN and NATO. Most of the conflicts don't directly harm or impact the US, and their intervention is sometimes beneficial (I.e. World Wars, Yugoslavian Wars) and sometimes...contreversial (I.e. Those Middle Eastern Crusade Things)

Its true we do not have to get into conflicts and wars that we have no business being in. WE should only engage if it directly threatens the US.

The problem with this is that war actually stimulates the economy so much more than you'd think.

20 Gay Rights

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders all need rights. I, as a lesbian, have experienced lots of discrimination and outright hatred toward us. We can't control the way we are. We decide who we are. We get to be who we are. Not you. Other people can't decide the way we are. That's up to us and the way we feel. To all the people who say it's a sin, the phrase "Man shall not lay with man" isn't true. It has been translated into Greek to "Man shall not lay with boy." So this doesn't refer to homosexuality at all. We are NOT disgusting. We are NOT messed up. We are NOT dumb. We deserve rights!

This is one problem we really need to work on. The LGBTQ population makes up about 10% of the world's population, and the Gay population has been fighting a fight to gain rights. They should have rights. They should have the same opportunities and be treated the same as any other human. The US constitution states that every man and woman shall be equal but over the course of American History, this hasn't really played out. There are homophobes in our government. There are many among our population. These people must let go of their beliefs and homophobes must be stopped. If we are to be a free country then make it free. The LGBTQ community has been fighting this fight for far too long, and with our current president, it seems like they may have to fight longer. They shouldn't have to fight, they should already have the right to be equal. Just because someone is different does not mean you have to ridicule and discriminate them. Please, I ask all of you, the LGBTQ community needs to ...more

I think it is crazy that this is something that has to be talked about. It's crazy that some people are forced to not be themselves due to other peoples judgement. The USA, along with every other country, should allow gay people to have the same rights as any other person. There should be no differences in how a gay or straight person is treated. Ten percent of the population is gay, so just because the majority of people are straight does not mean you can team up on somebody that is different. We should learn to embrace the differences inside the human race instead of out when anything is different.

People go on about Gays and "they can't control the way they feel and can't control there urges". That does not mean it is acceptable and OK. What about pedophiles who like little kids? They can't control the way they feel, they can't help what sick thoughts go into there head, so should they have rights too? I watched a documentary once I think it was called The Pedophile Next Door.. And this Pedo, was saying he really doesn't like having these thoughts, he doesn't want to like children but he can not help the way he feels. He was saying he really wants help. Now you could use the same argument that they should have rights even though we all know it's sick & Disgusting & it's completely wrong. That's the same with gays.

21 Health Care

major issue. A person I know had faced suicide issues and got medical help to treat her. She was fine and recovered, and then she received the MASSIVE BILL! She thought she'd go bankrupt by paying that. No wonder people don't seek help! The U.S encourages mental health patients to get medical help, yet they wring the people's money dry. How do low-income people get help?

Too expensive. It is an essential right, and if it was cheap or free then everyone could have access to the basic human right to see a doctor without going bankrupt.

The health care system in America is obsoletely corrupted

The lone nation in the delevoped "world" who don't have a universal healthcare...

22 Obesity

This is a huge problem in the U.S More and more people are fattening up. Junk food is promoted all the time. I can't get through an hour without seeing a fast food commercial. I'm honestly getting worried for our American population. Eventually, we'll become so lazy and fat and die early due to insane health problems caused by extreme body fat. Exercise and healthiness is barely promoted in the U.S. It seems to be ENCOURAGING laziness and fast food industries for the money, no the health of the people. I don't want to be a hypocrite, because I eat junk food occasionally, but I never overdo it. Also, I don't like how obese people keep whining about being "fat shamed" and that "They are happy the way they are" No, Obesity and being overweight and is a problem that needs to be fixed. It's not necessarily something to be PROUD of. If you are naturally big or an endomorph (big body frame) then you're fine and are not fat and should be happy the way you are. But I don't get why overweight ...more

If only there were positive examples in the media and even from their parents showing them that it's a good thing to eat fruits and vegetables. There has to be something done to encourage more farmers in America to give up growing corn, corn, and more corn. The farmers are only growing what's needed to make High Fructose Corn Syrup (and other things that will go straight into the junk food that's currently being mass produced and consumed in America) because they will recieve subsidies, they need to start growing actual fruits and vegetables so the supply is higher and the prices will go down, making healthier food more affordable to lower-income families and really every family in America.

I am 11 and I do care about my health. I eat junk food when I go out because there is nothing else, but I don't really consider subway junk food because it actually has healthy stuff in it. I eat a fruit almost every day, yogurt, and healthy stuff. I even forget about junkfood at home because I want to do other stuff.

The foods that we let out children eat/are marketed to children are the some of the least healthy and sugariest. Big companies like Coke a Cola are helping find play 60 and has helped get the focus of how to solve the problem from eat better to work out more.

23 Debt

When this government was formed it was planned that we have debt so it would shape our economy so it balances internal and external relations.

Debt in a rising interest rate environment is going to reduce living standards. The social consequences may be severe.

This is the Government's fault. We have intellectual airheads for leaders, they have no common sense or good judgement.

How is debt not higher on this list, America is in 20 trillion dollars debt. It's not decreasing either...

24 School Shootings

Yeah, I'm so sick of violence,
so tired of wounds.
so done with bullets,
inside my legs.
Said I'm so sick of bloody deaths,
so painful and slow.
So why can't I turn off the radio.
(To the tune of "So Sick" by Ne Yo)

Easy fix, stricter gun laws and more security at school.
plus, what you are supposed to do during a shooting is retarded.
you hide.
it's not like bullets go through walls!
what you should do is:
1. identify is the shooter is outside or inside
2. if they are inside, get the hell out the building and run, break a window or find an exit
3. if they are outside, hide, if you run into them, run or fight, look for objects you can use as a weapon or try to disarm them, find cover or swarm them (SWARMING IS A WORST CASE SCENARIO WILL LEAD TO SOME CASUALTIES) you can also play dead, I know it sound awful but hide under bodies or smear blood on you, it could work.
4. find a cop that could escort you outside
5. STAY AWAY FROM OPEN AREAS

there is no foolproof way to survive but you need to remember to think rationally. you are important. there is at least one person who would be devastated if you died.

stay safe.

People cause them because of their poor mental health and lifestyles, and gun laws are still too lenient in some states. Gun laws should become more strict so that no more innocent children get killed in schools.

This should be on the top pf the list! Every time I hear one on the news, like the Parkland shooting, I think and ask "Is my school going to be next?! "

25 Common Core

Common Core may have it's benefits but it is definitely NOT perfect. But, no system is. This one just has so many problems. Some will just say we don't know it yet I do and I read it. I do appreciate that states will teach at the same place which does help families moving in the middle of a school year. But all it is mainly are tests and tests. It is a factor of how smart are you at there tests and it puts no individuality within its entire thing. It focuses on one group which makes it harder for others which also creates a lack of Education, because we are not teacher for every student, but for a group. No teacher, even though some are great, can go up in front of 25 students and expect to shae everyone! This is a problem and it NEEDS TO CHANGE!

You guys saying common core is bad don't even know anything about it. It does not change anything you learn. It Tries to make things a little easier while still teaching it. Also before common core every state taught things at a different pace, so if a kid moved from say, California to New York, their new school may be learning something a grade level ahead of where they were at their old school. It does take a little ajusting to, but future generations are going to benefit.

I like the concept of universal education, but the way they're doing it is just making kids dumb. They should spend more time actually teaching kids things instead of just testing 24/7.

As a student in the upper thrills of intelligence (I don’t mean to brag, but that is somewhat important) I find school insanely easy, boring and a waste of time, it shouldn’t be that way. Ever since common core started the pace of teaching slowed to crawl with every single student being given the same treatment regardless of what they can handle, in my school (Rogers middle school, Long Beach, California) the so called ‘accelerated’ science coarse is the only one offered. Anyone capable of more is effectively punished. It is not entirely the fault of common core, but it at least prevented the improvement of the education system for those who can do more, favoring the parents who want to see their child get all A’s and be a genius. Common Core lowered the bar for students rather than helping students achieve the set mark.

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