Top 10 Biggest 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 Racism

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 you're 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.

Yeah I hate Racism in the USA, so what if you're 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 sisters in God's eyes and we should ALL live in peace & unity regardless of skin color or ethnicity.

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.

Equality is right to be had for any man, woman, or child. If it had not been for diversity had there ever been diverse culture in the United States of America, the thought of living in a country where someone was judged solely on their differences, and not how they could change the world, it would be an atrocity. Losing diversity is as ignorant of a choice as saying freedom shall no longer reign in America, and that the select few "Entitled People" have all rights while the segregated and unsupported man was left to made a fool. In my America, in every sane man, woman, and child's America freedom reigns, Freedom Reigns! If we allow our nations pride, arrogance, and unjust thoughts to run about, than we ourselves our the ones not fit to have the right to live in our great country. Thank you ladies, and gentleman, now is the time to let freedom reign.

2 Corruption

Money, money, money! Corruption is just as bad as bribing people with money, gambling for money, using others for their money and money can sometimes be the root of evil that says in the Bible (but it depends how people deal with money because money cannot always be a bad thing).

Although Americans understand what most of the issues are that face the country, they don't have a clear understanding of what the costs are. That is in terms of money out of their pockets and how it affects choices that they make on a daily basis. Obviously the candidates don't do a good job of explaining the costs and don't dare talk about choices. This concern prompted me to write a book on the subject. It is called "Choices." It describes the issues, talks about the monetary costs and how they affect choices that Americans need to make on a daily basis. It also describes how many of those choices are either becoming limited or are being taken away. Being number 2 in the world in ignorance is a shameful commentary.

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.

3 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, Donald J Trump received an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, Donald Trump took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later rebranded as The Trump Organization. During his career as a businessman, Donald Trump has built, renovated, and managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his ...read more.

Here we go again... enough is enough. This idiot has no business being any country's president. He is a complete embarrassment to this great country. He is a racist, bigot, hypocrite, pervert... the list of negatives go on and on. How can any woman support this clown? He has absolutely no respect for them. He constantly calls out female reporters when he doesn't like their questions. He minimizes them by calling them "suburban housewives". He claims he used to just grab them by the p---y. I mean, come on. He has lied every single day about the virus as we now have 6.9 MILLION cases and over 201,000 deaths in the U.S. And yet, he thinks it's funny, a joke of some sort. The only joke is Trump himself. He's a fake, a fraud, and a bully who has absolutely no redeeming qualities. He is a pitiful excuse for a human being. The only people voting for the jerk will be red (neck) states, people in complete denial, or just absolute idiots who cannot think on their own. It is time to take the ...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.

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.

YES. Donald Trumps (broken) reign stands on a tower of racism and sexism. He is a Damn Ass that needs to be punished for his crimes. He is the worst united states president ever and should've been impeached and is a disgrace to the United States. He should be erased from the history of the United States. He hated immigrants, separated families, lied about Covid (which caused 200,000 deaths) is a racist, is technically evil. He says he is the best but is the worst. He called people (Biden) cheaters when they won fair and square and didn't congratulate Biden. He didn't even go to Biden's INAUGURATION. Talk about bad Sportsmanship. Donald Duck is undoubtedly the worst of the worst. He is an utter damn ass that is so dumb he wouldn't know if a supernova went out in his face. He is obese and is evil. HE IS A IDIOT.

4 The Education System

I live in Australia and LUCKILY there's only Primary School (a.k.a Elementary School) to Kindergarten to Year 6 and High School (but NO Middle School) from Year 7 to Year 12.

I am in America, and 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.

I know but if you do a really serious study about education, you'll realize that a real perfect education is impractical (even impossible) to "the public". An actual perfect education requires a fully understanding about every single detail of an individual's strengths, weaknesses, personalities, and characteristics to set up an appropriate learning programs, teaching methods and ideal studying environments. Theoretically, it's still possible but it'll take 10 to 15 professors and experts in all fields to teach and train just one person. How on earth it can be applied in a public education system? It's really hard.

5 The Media

The media can spread lies about anything and anyone so that people can believe it and get more attention. It's called doing anything for clout, spreading rumours and it's full of lies.

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.

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 are constantly praising and focusing attention on non talented bimbo's who are famous for no reason. There is no morality about the media what so ever. If you had 2 women the 1 women was a very talented singer, song writer and played musical instruments but she respects her body so doesn't sell herself sexually by stripping and acting promiscuous all over the T.V. and the other woman has no talents or anything notable to be famous for, but she will do ANYTHING for money & fame IE) take her clothes off or do something disgusting & low to gain attention, fame and money; Which 1 will the media pick to shine the light on? They'll pick the woman with no morals & give her loads of media attention and turn her into a celebrity. Then they will publicize her sex life, boob jobs, ass jobs. The woman will date celebrity men and bed hop between them to keep her name in the papers. It is all just pointless really, because she doesn't deserve that kind of attention, where the woman who ...more

6 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 and build over land that is home to plants, animals, bugs, and other organisms. Humankind 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...

The ocean is the major problem here, while we can clean it, unless we somehow pick up those entire plastic islands the problems are still there.

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 beauty and wonder and without it, we would be nothing.

7 Bullying

If you bully anyone with Autism, you should:

1. Be ashamed of yourselves!
2. I'd be embarrassed if you were my children as well as very mad at you!
3. If you have Autism and got bullied for having it (Autism), you'd be very angry!
4. I'd call you an animal for bullying Autistic people but I DON'T want to offend animals because they even have way more manners than you do!

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 Terrorism

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.

Under certain conditions, everyone has the capacity to be a terrorist.
Ok, for the xenophobes, that is out of the way.
Now, how to fix it? Reality show of course. Don't dismiss it just yet, let it simmer.
Put them on T.V. and humanize them personally. Let them channel their energy into getting famous without dying. Let them find another way to get their message out other than strapping on a bomb. Twitter and FB will explode. Advertisers will make lot's of $. Their atrocities will either be validated or not in the world court. Then I'll be able to go to store without worrying if there is a bomb under that burka. Yeah, you were thinking that too, admit it.

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.

9 No Respect for the Rest of the World

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 an old social studies book in the 20's 30's era? Things are passed down through generations, not just recipes, they pass down bias and hate, so each person teaches their generation the hate. If you were 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. Sometimes 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 ...more

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

Although some people in America don't have respect, many do. Some people say they don't like being lumped into a stereotypical category, but that is exactly what is happening with this. Therefore, you are doing the same thing to people in America that you say they are doing to you. You cannot say that everyone there is inconsiderate or else you are being inconsiderate. I'm not saying that in America there aren't many people who think the rest of the world isn't as good. There are. But some of the people don't think that at all. There is still a pretty big group of them too.

Yeah, we have no respect for the rest of the world, we only saved some country's butts twice in 2 World Wars, & we also donate so much to poor countries. If anything those Europeans have no respect, for all they do it seems is bash us Americans around on YouTube & such. You don't respect us, we don't respect you. I am not targeting all Europeans here, cause I have met some very kind ones, just those who have nothing better to do in their life but shame Americans. We are sorry President Cheeto shows no respect to you foreigners, but you need to stop criticizing us people. Most of us are normal & kind, unlike him.

10 School Shootings

It's more likely to die in a school shooting then to die in the military. We need to prioritize protecting our children over giving more money to the greedy NRA and its manipulative propaganda. The 2nd amendment states that we have the right to an organized armed militia, and it is being stretched out of context to pit the American people against each other for the profit of the greedy capitalist.

I have one problem with school shootings. That America isn't doing there job of protecting there kids but they are focusing about a wall. The school shootings are from Americans there not Mexicans. We can't call America a country if it can't even take care of there future generation. America needs to step in a save kids.

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.

We've become so used to this that America,as a whole,has become numb to it. Case and point --why is it at 31? This problem with our society is in direct correlation with bullying,depression, and terrible home environments,also terrible health care for people that need psychiatric help.Drugs and alcohol are also direct causes and so is domestic violence. The list goes on and on and things like school and work place shootings are the terrible, devastating,life ending result.

The Contenders
11 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.

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.

We're killing each other without a second thought. Video games have desensitized an entire generation.

This obviously goes with terrorists, but is still one of the NUMBER ONE problems!

12 Drugs

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.

Drugs are something that has always been a problem and always will be, because their will always be that one person that thinks that they are right. But drugs are not so much a problem with the older generation it is in fact the younger generation because they think they it will make them cooler or take all their problems away, when in fact actually causes more problems than before. This is including money loss, loss of family or friends, and can obviously result in death and other cautions that the new generation does not know about.

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

So drugs is something that nobody should have or drink. The reason why is because it makes you people do things that are not good. I am in middle school and a lot of boys and girls are smoking and doing drugs, mostly drugs. I wonder who created drawings because when people are drinking, drugs they be like drunk and wants to do things that are bad like killing, sexualy assault, raping, robing and much more. So if you people are reading this please do not drink drugs because it not good for you, you will not live much longer.

The world is slowly over!

13 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.

I'm a first generation Russian American. My parents came here in 2002. For all y'all who aren't grateful for the privilege of living in any first world country, or in this case, the U.S., go to Russia. Go to a country that will suppress your freedom of speech and is ruled by a literal dictator. Go to China, a country that also suppresses your freedom of speech, as well as putting Muslims in concentration camps for "re-education" when they're just there to be imprisoned for no good reason. And then, come back to America, thankful for the freedom of speech, religion, and all the benefits of being in a country that's not perfect and that needs a lot of fixing, but one that actually respects you as a citizen.

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.

14 Alt-Rights & SJWs

Again, striving for social justice is totally respectable, but being toxic or extreme about is is taking things way too far.

They have nothing better to do than whine all the time.

Both are equally bad.

They need to die.

15 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

OMG! As a high school student, I see so much obesity. My parents are obese, some of my friends are obese, my bullies are obese, and my siblings are obese! I exersize like crazy in order to not be obese. It ruins your health and America only makes it worse. We have so much fast food and at lunch at school, we have burgers like everyday. Please stop obesity.

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.

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.

16 Getting Involved in Wars We Have No Business Being In

To be honest like most americans don't really care as sad as that is as long as we have our lives we would rather just have funds to spread elsewhere, like the amount of economic damage that is dealt every time we go into a war is just far too much.

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.

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.

17 Political Correctness

I was looking for this. The level of hypersensitivity these days is astounding. With freedom of speech, we can still say what we want, no matter who may be offended. I have known people who went great lengths to not offend anyone while speaking, and those people became monotonous and impractical to converse with because they are scared of saying something that somebody might not like. Have some backbone.

Everything on Earth will certainly be offensive to some people. If political correctness want the US without offense at all, ban everything, including itself, which is offensive.

See: Social justice warriors, radical feminists, PETA, people that think you're racist for disagreeing with a person of color, etc.

The new Annie has all the qualities of politically correctness in it which make it really bad. It is only fiction!

18 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.

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

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

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

19 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.

Everyone deserves respect regardless of their age. It's the golden rule, people! You should hold open a door for an elderly 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.

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. Someday, we all will reach this stage in our lives. Remember your children will be doing your care. Time to get back to family.

20 Income Inequality

"Income inequality" doesn't necessarily mean sexism. It gets my vote, but the inequality I'm talking about is the huge wealth disparity between blue-collar workers and primarily shareholders of various companies.

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

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

21 Global Warming

Global warming is more so a worldwide problem but is definitely a problem, and I think a big starting point is to stop using so many fossil fuels for power, their are plenty of other ways to get clean energy like wind, hydroelectric, and nuclear while all of these have downsides and side effects none as bad as destroying the planet.

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.

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

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.

22 Homophobia

Being against homophobia is a perfectly respectable thing, but being toxic about it is a whole different story. I say this as an LGBTQ+ supporter and ally.

Just stop making a big deal out of it.

23 Obsession with Guns

Considering only 28% of the country has a bachelors degree or higher, I'd say people -especially cops-whose minimum job requirement is a highschool diploma- are too uneducated to have guns in the first place. But then again we are a warring society that occupies other countries and steals their resources do I suppose our own populace having access to ridiculously overpowered weapons is just what a warring society might have.

by the way- there were studies done that showed cops that had a bachelors degree or higher resorted to violence roughly 50% less than cops who didn't have any college. The aberage of cops that rivaled those with degrees were ones who were working in law enforcement for 20 years. I'd say cops need a bachelors degree at least so they can learn to use their brains instead of their strength to solve problems.

Your correct. However, in the United States we have the right to bare arms. In other words, we have the right to protect ourselves. I definitely agree that something needs to be done, however, instead of leaving it for someone else to deal with we are a team and we all need to do our part to stop this crisis.

These mass shootings keep happening, and after a few days everyone just goes back to business as usual, and guess what? It's only a matter of time before the next mass shooting. There was another one this morning in Santa Fe High School, in which 8 to 10 people have died.

AMERICA! fix your gun laws, loads of Americans die from these dumb laws and just think about those school shootings or perhaps that weekend in orlando, june, 2016 with a young girl shot dead during a meet and greet and the 50 people dead in a nightclub. let that sink into your head!

24 National 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.

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?

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

Usa is in debt crisis.

25 Low Grade Schools

They're not even teaching students life skills and taking many career subjects out of school districts!

So cool and mess up

The education in schools all over the us has lowered since the last twenty years

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