Things Wrong With The United States

The Top Ten

1 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, ...more

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

I am an American and I am ashamed to live in this country. There is so much ridicule over things that we have no control over. We cannot decide the color of a person's skin, so why does everyone feel the need to discriminate? Everyone on this earth is equal. Just because you're white, doesn't mean you're better than anyone else, and just because you're black, doesn't mean you're worth less than anyone else. Things that have happened in the past are still affecting this world and it's not in a positive way. We should be using our history and learning from it not continuing to wrongfully discriminate against our own people. I can't believe that in 2016 we are still fighting this fight. Sure, things have gotten better from where they started, but come on, what is the point in all of this? Each person on this planet has a life just as complicated as your own. Everyone has their own problems to deal with. This is a problem that could so easily be put to rest, but there are ignorant people ...more

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.

This is so sad. - ParkerFang

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2 Donald Trump 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.

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.

Worst president

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3 Violence

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.

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

Mexican is not a language and neither is Hindu you brain-dead American, get off this site can't you tell where you aren't wanted? Stupid US. You're absolutely insane if you think that the rest of the world is the problem when the only reason the rest of the world is underdeveloped is because the US has constantly interfered and started unnecessary wars that created more wars that never solved anything. If you new a damn thing about economics and you weren't just a stupid, babbling racist like all US citizens you would realize that immigrants (even illegal ones) actually improve the economy and open more jobs for well-educated people and Anglophones. Shut up and go back to crying about your nonexistent problems.

It's never the answer - ParkerFang

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4 They 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

I am an American. I do WANT to be the greatest country in the world, but that does not mean I think we are. We used to be when we stuck to our values and when we were a true democracy ruled by the people, but we have strayed from those which has caused us to decline. Most true Americans do not want to rule the world, they want to be free, and for other people to be free with them. Many people believe all Americans are stuck up, but we just love our country to where we will defend it against almost anything anyone says about it. And we do care about other countries and that is why the U.S. Government is everywhere in the world. I will say that sometimes the leaders and sometimes the people overstep the boundaries, but we do it with good intentions. America is the second most giving country second only to Myanmar for the first year. Many people come to America to live the American Dream. Although some people may think that that means making a lot of money, for many people, including the ...more

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

Many of them do think they're the only relevant country on the planet and have somehow managed to saturate every single thing. It's irritating since I feel like Americanization is shoved down my throat. To make things worse, many of them also believe that the only other place out there is Europe. That's completely insulting considering that there are a number of countries attached to the North American continent alone. Of course the majority of Americans do not know that...

They are a propaganda machine who fuels the idea that they are the greatest and most relevant, all the while portraying many other countries in a negative light. I'm horrified at how my country is portrayed in American media, especially when we're really not that far away from them.

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5 Lack of Respect

I think the root of all the problems is Capitalism. Everyone is money hungry. The American way of life revolves around money. It's designed that way by the families who run the country. There is no democracy in the states, it's all a smoke screen. The leaders are already picked before hand. If it was a true democratic election you would have more than just two people in the final running. Why is it always just two parti es? d emocratic or republican? Capitalism is slavery, the rich get richer off the backs of the working class people. The people are struggling to get by and resort to desperation to put food on the table. People are thrown in jail and their voting rights taken away while the prison system profits from incarcerating the people. You need to take your country back from the hands of the corporations before they take all power away from the people. Start taking care of each other rather than fighting one another. Love your neighbor. Pay no attention to differences in race ...more

America was founded off of Capitalist free enterprise. Also more than two candidates run in presidential elections, they just don't get a lot of votes. - BrideiMacBella

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

Yeah - ParkerFang

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6 Too 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.

Whoever said new england is better is an imbecille. Every country has it's flaws so deal with it

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7 Anti-government movements

Like Antifatism

8 R&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

Hmm.. Yet you attack the person's music choices in a defensive rage. What a hypocrite. Your hypocritical comment is therefore invalid. - LemonComputer

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.

I hate rock and roll.

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9 The 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.

People must remember the united states inception. Find land, steal land from aboriginals, fight amongst selves who's land it really and wall-la. Let's see what land came out of world war II. The conception of Israel. Back to the main stay invade, push out aboriginals destabilize surrounding areas. Funny how at the end of world war I the first Zionist camp was started in Palestine... What the hell does this have to do with the economy? Same people rule both countries. If anyone wants to bring america back to the people its through common sense and digesting all available facts and holding responsibility for said actions. Tyranny?

Nothing to say if you work you can see how it is

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10 2016 Presidential Candidates

Idiots... idiots everywhere. Just happy I am in Canada.

Get ready for the Canadian immigration site to crash because Donald won

A Metastasis vs Cancer (or American Berlusconi) - DR5996

Don't even bring this up. That was one fest too many. - Metalhead1997

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11 Too 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.

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.

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

How is this a problem? - Metalhead1997

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12 Fat 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.

If this was true, we'd die out pretty fast. - Metalhead1997

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13 Political 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?

I don't want to live in a country where we are more concerned with a comedian briefly muttering the n-word than terrorists. It's called satire. I'm white, and my black friends refer to each other that way, and one of them even referred to themselves like that in front of me. There is actually crime going on. Besides, it's not like he said that they are evil human beings, it's just a word.

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14 Discrimination

It will always exist, whether people like it or not. - Metalhead1997

15 Sexism

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.

Last time I checked women were oppressed a lot more before rap and hip hop existed. - Skullkid755

You don't even have to glance at America to know that they don't accept women.

There is more sexism towards men in usa than women

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16 Gay 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.

Look, if people want to marry other people of the same sex then let them. It does not concern you! Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. If you don't like same sex marriage because of the bible then just shut up because it should not matter to you because you are still going to 'heaven." If you still don't understand why you should just let gay people do what they wanna do, then let me put it like this: if some one likes cake and you don't, that does not mean that you should harasses them and hit them just because they happen to like cake and you don't. If you don't like cake but they do then just ignore it. My bff is bi and I'm perfectly fine with it (just so ya know she is very catholic and Mexican and that just goes to show that people can't help it if they are gay, its not their choice).

Everyone should be able to marry who they want to, even if their the same gender. If someone is gay and if they want to get married to another gay man, LET THEM! Geez...

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17 Troubled Youth

The problem isn't the "troubled youth". Find the source of their problem and more often than not, the problem started with the parents or guardian.

Kids aren't troubled unless they are doing something illegal

Explain what you mean by this. - Metalhead1997

Your a poop

18 Too Much Money Spent On Lobbying
19 Intolerant Religious Right

They have control of the Republican party and are disgraces to their own religious faith. Plus, they want to wind religion back a few or so hundred years and drag the rest of the world with it. Their ideologies impede social progress, because of the religious right's desire to control everything around them in a way that Jesus would be totally and utterly disgusted at. - AlexTopTens

How can a government, or a country function when there is a party that has a large faction that doesn't believe in Science, Doesn't trust any newspaper, and can't tolerate others... and that same party has gerrymandered a permanent presence in the federal government so they can't be gotten rid of.

Religion and patriotism are two of the biggest things wrong with the USA. They cause many of the things listed here by turning people into ignorant "sheeple" who are incapable of thinking for themselves. Many just wait for their priest, or president, or Rush Limbaugh, or Fox news, or some other right wing nut job to tell them what to think and which group of minorities to hate next

"Freedom of religion" isn't true anymore here. - Metalhead1997

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

Not always true, people have no problem driving around displaying their flag of origin. Let's see that happen in most other countries.

Look at the mess between Christians and atheists, vegans and meat eaters, different cultures, etc.

No one writing this list does either.

Actually, much more people disrespect AMERICA'S FLAG! - LemonComputer

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