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

Another problem with America is the belief that blacks and women are oppressed. The worst thing in America to be is a straight white male. - JakePlaid

Yes I was about to vote for that

USA is by far the most diverse nation on the planet.

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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, 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.

You guys need to chill with the whole "I hate Donald Trump because of what I've heard about him" Like come on now. He's the only reason we are alive right now, he has saved this country like 3 times already since he's became president and that's amazing! He's not building a wall to be mean and just deport families for fun, it's for our own safety like do you want to be dead in a couple of days because of a disease that came from somebody that doesn't eve belong in your country? Well no that's what I thought so maybe you should read more into stuff before you post Donald Trump on the Top Ten things wrong with the world.

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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.

USA? I think you mean the Middle East

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.

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

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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

* Europeans think that everything about the USA is bad.

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

Absoloutely true. Only about 1% of the actual population that lives in the US EVER explores outside the USA before dying. Most people either stay here and never ever see any other country and learn about its culture or what it is actually like to live there. It's a sad dystopian reality. - 4Noobs

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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

Oh some 13 year old child from the USA. Make sure you don't shoot up your school that has a terrible education system. LOL. And yes there are a lot of trolls from the USA. Over 12 million children in the USA are obeise or overweight. That is like what 30% the population of Canada?

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

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6 Anti-government movements

Amen - RevolverOcelot

Make america great again and deport the leeches getting us dollars from doing subpar work and then spending the money on getting posters to demonize the government

Like Antifatism

7 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.

They never get a chance to hear real music.
Morons like you always say "Real music" just because you don't like the genre of music doesn't mean its not real music. Your genre is just like ring-a-ring a roses. Not everyone likes miserable music.

This is a stupid and petty reason. Also, R&B is pretty much dead. - RobertWisdom

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

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8 Too Much Taxes for the Poor

When I get enough to move. I am going to leave America in a flash - lemur

They tax the poor more and the rich less.

Blame it on Democrats/Liberals.
Damn New England (Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont), the most hated region on the country!

So true!

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9 Troubled Youth

I feel as if some people don't understand what this means. The children of the new generation, Generation Z, have started to grow up very differently then the past generations have. There is more crime than ever, and with with issues such as mass shootings increasing in the United States, there is also a lot of danger that gen z was thrown into, with little to no guidance. So, yes, I'd say at least a large portion of today's youth are troubled, and that will be an issue for the future of our country. Thank you.

The youth are responsible for their own actions. I know several people that came from nowhere or bad households and rose up and make at least $40k a year. You can't blame your parents until they're dead. This goes along with disrespect. If it weren't for them feeding you and changing your diapers... Bringing into the world... You wouldn't be in existence at all

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

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10 2016 Presidential Candidates

We should all move to Canada or Finland

Glad I'm Canadian.

There idiots

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

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The Contenders

11 Sexism

You who said you hate seeing guys being better than girls, I will skin you for saying that! Skinning means removing all the skin from your body and it is unbelievably painful!

To girls: Be thin, be "pretty", play with dolls, don't play sports or STEM, & wear pink
To guys: Be strong, be emotionless, don't play with dolls, play sports, & wear blue. - RoseWeasley

The comments here are exactly why sexism is an issue, in every corner of the world.

I hate seeing guys being better than girls!

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12 Intolerant Religious Right

This country is the least religious it's ever been. - RobertWisdom

Imagine the progress the USA can make if the religious right did not interfere with politics. Looking at you, Mitch McConnell!

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

They're trying to become the new leaders because they're afraid of the fact the youth in the country aren't religious enough and the only way they can have control is through the government

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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 Government More Powerful Than People

Not to mention, the people FEAR the government. It needs to be the other way around! When the government fears the people, then America will have true freedom.

The government gives money to the rich and none to those who need it!

You think that's just in the United States? I don't know a single country that isn't that way.

And it's gotten WAY out of hand ever since 9/11. - Metalhead1997

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15 Fat People and McDonalds

I'm an American, and 2 out of every three people I see are overweight or obese.

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.

Kind of a dumb reason. - RobertWisdom

They make the rest of us look bad.

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16 Discrimination

Yeah. White people are trashed on in America too much. - JakePlaid

Well then white people need to stop trashing on themselves because they are in power and control the country. - RobertWisdom

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

17 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?

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...

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18 Too Many Liberals

Change this to too many political nutcases. Liberal and conservative. Also, if there were too many liberals then the scowl faced, orange reality T.V. star wouldn't be in the white house. Just saying'. - RobertWisdom

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

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19 Too Much Money Spent On Lobbying

Lobbyists are no more then legalized bribers. Not only should the lobbyists go to jail for influencing the politicians, but the politicians should go also for taking the bribes and not listening to their constituents.

20 High Taxes

Correction: High Taxes. Not enough bang for your buck. - shiftaltkey

This not all so well

Come on guys I thought that this would be # 1

21 People are Easily Brainwashed by Politicians

Say it again! - RobertWisdom

Um, other countries have done this. North Korea, Nazi Germany, etc. - Metalhead1997

That goes for all trumptards and libertards equally.but, sadly...

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

I'm American and I respect everyone, no matter their culture. - TeamRocket747

No one writing this list does either.

Hinduism is insulted so many times it makes me sick

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

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23 Lil Kids On Xbox Live Thinking They Have Skills

Lol so true lololol - lemur

Yeah bud

That's just too funny.

I can relate lol

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24 Gay Marriage Not Legal In Most States

This is not true. Gay marriage is legal across The USA. - RobertWisdom

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).

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25 Poor School System

*Admits common core doesn't work and addresses the issue to the government*
*Continues to use it anyways*
America in a nutshell folks, welcome to tard land. - 4Noobs

I was homeschooled for Pre-K. - TeamRocket747

In year 6, I really didn't learn anything because the teachers don't know how to teach a class. And plus, my school system is so poor, we have to raise money 2 YEARS before 6th grade, just to go on, like 2 field trips. Back to the teachers, the only class I really learned in was in math, which means none of the other teachers are doing their jobs! My ELA and Science teacher lets kids swear, throw food, eat candy, and just roam free! In Social Studies (SS) we did like 10 projects, that would be due in less than 1 month! School systems are SO BAD - kaitlynrad11

I agree, but the reason you weren't learning anything may not be because of the teachers, but instead because of the common core system, the reason why most people in america don't know about the hollow earth theory, which is likely true. - LargeDemon

TRUE. This is why homeschooling is getting so popular here.

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26 Barack Obama 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 more.

What does he have to do with anything? He's not even The President anymore. - RobertWisdom

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

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27 They try to police the world

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

Take care of our self and see how quick the world changes

The US is the cause of most thing wrong with the world

Who made us the policeman of the world?! NO ONE! - Metalhead1997

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28 The Republican Party

Both the Republican Party and Democratic Party. They are both nuts! - RobertWisdom

Shouldn't the democrats be on here too? I mean why is nearly everyone thinking the republicans are the problem?

A libtard posted this obviously. - JakePlaid

Greedy, racist, ultra-Christian bastards, the lot of them. - Metalhead1997

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29 Lack of Education

I don't necessarily subscribe to the adage that if you are educated, you are capable of making informed decisions, but I do believe it to be more likely. I believe the uneducated are steeped in orthodoxy and many times unwilling, or unable because of limited exposure to new ideas, to formulate opinions and act on those opinions which may be in the best interests of the country. Until we resolve our problems with the educational system, we are on a downward trajectory which could doom us to second-class status as a world power and will result in more autocrats such as DT being elected.

If every American made it their personal responsibility to get a decent education. None of the things on this list would exist.

I may not be smart but there is one person that I know may be smarter then some others my mom is really smart I'm not just saying that


30 Corruption

This is the most corrupt country in the world

Corporate corruption is probably one of the biggest problems this world faces.

31 Complaining

Complaining that we work too much? Don't even get me started. Half of us are LAZY. I guarantee you every other country in the world works 10 times harder than we do. - Metalhead1997

Adults in the United States whine more than children. They are too lazy to come up with solutions to their problems

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

Stupid and petty reason. - RobertWisdom

Why is this above the KKK? - TeamRocket747

I know it's so sad - Takaya37

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

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33 Hypocrites
34 Always Trying to Police the World

This is already on the list

35 The Ku Klux Klan

I think StealthRUSH is in the KKK. - RobertWisdom

I thought these guys packed up in the 80s or 90s. Scary to hear they are still alive - lemur

Well it’s not as bad as a problem now

They are very racist people and it would be bad if they joined the Nazis. - Skullkid755

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36 They 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!

This is just very wrong and very very racist as Germans are not nazis

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.

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37 Death Penalty

Ah lets let the person who killed 130 in a massacre live because he banned it. ( I think we should still keep the death thing for people who had killed more people then them - lemur

Needs to go up!

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.

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38 Obamacare and Other Things That Rob the Middle Class

Every other country in the world has national health care. Obamacare certainly isn't everything Obama wanted, but was the most he could get from a hostile congress. It's not enough to say you hate Obamacare. Come up with something better, or shut up.

Obama is a dick


First off I hate Obama, second I also hate Obama-care

39 Increasing Irreligion

It's perfectly fine to be either religious or non-religious! We have our own beliefs and I stay away from religion arguments for a valid reason. Though I am a Christian, I follow the Bible very loosely. There's also different levels to how religious people are, like I'm religious, but not bound very deeply to Christianity. Some people aren't religious at all and that's perfectly fine, too. Everyone believes different things, and forcing religion on everyone is sort of like forcing everyone in the country to marry to the opposite gender beliefs and feelings in religion and sexual orientation are NOT choices people suddenly make. What we DO need is for people to stop bashing other religions because they're "incorrect". - Turkeyasylum

Why is this a bad thing? Everyone should have the freedom to choose their own belief. There are both religious people and non-religious people promoting their belief/disbelief aggressively. There are both religious and non-religious people that commit terrible crimes such as murder. Don't be the type of person that hates someone else for their belief/disbelief, let's all dance in sunshine and rainbows!

A.K.A the best thing that has happened to humanity. - JakePlaid

Honestly, I don't follow much of a religion, but I'm apart of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls (Rainbow Girls) and we basically worship the Bible. And apparently, we according to some ritual we perform, we should "Follow some sort of religion". I just don't care about religion, even when I go to church, I get bored - kaitlynrad11

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

So many stupid cartoons, for example, are on American cartoon channels

Yeah, because we want money nowadays. - Metalhead1997


41 Politics

Honestly should be number 1. - RobertWisdom

42 Poverty


Yes most crimes are committed for financial gain and not for just the thrill of crime- James picuri

43 Cussing

You are absolutely right cursing is a problem and we should do something about it right now you dickwads.

With love, your friendly, neighborhood sex offender - NinjaStar201

Cussing isn't the problem sensitive people making it a big deal is. - XxembermasterxX

America isn't a christian minecraft server. - TeamRocket747

Lol. I'm sure there are countries that cuss more. But seriously, they're just words!

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44 America Is Spoiled

No wonder other countries hate us. All we care about is ourselves. - Godisawesome1

America is spoiled because were the ones who invent everything and ship the inventions to the other continents! If the other countries would invent something, they would be spoiled too!

Yes, america has invented some things, but america also keeps it's citizens from knowing those things that other countries as well as it can. - LargeDemon

Whose fault is that?

China invented a lot of stuff but yet they are not "spoiled"

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45 People Being Negative About the United States

I've read this whole list and I have one thing to say you guys listed 86 things wrong with America but it seems like you have given up on America. But that's not what America is about. We know our problems and we don't list and complain about it we try to fix it and make it better. I'll admits that around half of these are accurate but so only apply to the stereotypical American. I'm 12 and I and many others could said I don't think any particular race are nazis, I have won 10 respect awards over 6 years, that hip hop is more popular than rock in America because we are different. For instance, we do not use to same measuring system we call football soccer and vice versa. So please what makes my country worse is when people like you complain about whats a matter with it I suggest we try to make America I better place

This sums up the entire list

First off I'm the same person who's eleven (I know I'm going to get in trouble for this but my name is Casey) and I am really trying people, I really am. People say I can't do anything because I'm too young (hurtful)! But I'm trying to stay as positive as I can. I know most people hate or don't like America but people in the past have worked hard to bring this Country together, so why don't we help out?! And I don't care if you think I'm doing it over I am who I am, and I will go to the military and fight for our freedom "cause I'm that good

Yes I don't like America too much, but stop and think, Americans are free. And the only thing making this Country worse is Obama. And I am only 11 but I want to change the way this Country is and I want to be as positive as I can (even though I'm always angry) for America.

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46 No One Cares About Each Other

These people can be so cruel and it's ridiculous that there is barely this problem in other countries

What!?!? NO ONE!?!?! I'm from America (I'm embarrassed to say it, but yes, not my fault! ) and all my friends and family care about each other!

Go stick your head in a toaster

Yes other things are people are quick to Biully other people I was the one standing up to bully's on
My handicapped friends behalf. You can never control another person- implanting people with computer chips is too risky it will malfunction and people will become super out of control- if people are violent toward tou in a society that focuses on promoting drug use gun use married sex (Craigslist) how due seem normal, how do you attend college when the teachers are having sex with students and everything is corrupt- you can't people will bully you you won't fit in Doing things the God wanted it- one wife- no cheating no breaking the law- bible verse"submit to all law ans govermnern I'll take care of the rest" back of the dollar bill, "in God we trust" there are crooked police politics and mug more -- but there's also very honest and very good ones who want the best for us Americans and we all hope the good one isn't too far from office- James picuri

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47 Not Enough Diversity

Yea, we need more mexicans

Good, less crime rates. - JakePlaid

I learned in 7th grade that we are a melting pot but we aren't melting. Also not enough Chinese restaurants.

Because bigoted right-wingers. - AlexTopTens

48 Greed

I'm so surprised this isn't higher on the list. When the Apple corporation has twice as much cash in its reserves than the us government, we have a problem.

Actually it's not our problem, it's the WORLD'S problem. - Metalhead1997

49 Ignorance
50 Abortion

Well done America you are not killing babies you are killing women.
There is a chance that a woman could die if she didn't have an abortion, it can be dangerous.
You completely missed the point you don't know a thing about a foetus.
You are fine with the death penalty which is killing a living human. But don't understand cells.
You are fine with shooting people to death..go and shoot kids in school you do it all the time. You don't understand the other the foetus.
I am talking about dunderheads with no braincells making abortion illegal, you should make black people illegal to sit next to a white person on a bus again it's the same thing going backwards not forwards.

Basic SCIENCE tells us that from the first moment of fertilization, a human zygote (and later, fetus) is alive, human, and a unique human being separate from his or her mother. (From the first moment of fertilization, the zygote meets all 8 criteria** for scientifically qualifying as a human being. The DNA in every cell of a zygote, fetus, infant, and baby (those names are just names for stages of development, like toddler and teenager) is human DNA, and from the first moment of fertilization, the genetic code of the new human is different from that of his/her mother, and every other person on the planet.)

So, yeah, the fact that we allow thousands of these human beings to be killed every day in our nation bothers me a lot, because I hate genocide. 54 million people have been legally killed by abortion in the U.S. 6 million were killed in the Jewish Holocaust. I want that to end. I'm American and I believe that every person, born and unborn, has the right to life, liberty, and ...more

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.

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