Top Ten Worst Things About the United States

The Top Ten

1 Racism

I don't understand. Most people assume all Muslims are terrorists even though the terrorist groups don't stand for the entire country, blacks are viewed as unintelligent crack heads, and many citizens view Hispanic people as criminals. We all have problems and we all sin. As a Christian I know that we are forgiven for our sins but this doesn't mean that we should continue making the same mistakes over and over again. Diversity is a good thing and you should get to meet many people within your lifetime and I am positive that you will meet good people of all races and ethnicities. Racism is a problem and only the best of us know how to solve it. If you truly are a good person you will see where you have wronged and will try to redeem yourselves so you can grow as a human being.

I absolutely hate racism. It’s useless and stupid. Everyone is equal, regardless of their race. No race is better than the other. We shouldn’t have people based on how they look, but rather their personality.

America likes race relations and often pokes fun at them. I myself am a white guy and I have been discriminated against and insulted by black people even in a offensive way. Some of my friends have been assaulted by Black and Latino people though not as often. The attitude of white Americans as a weak majority or offensive mass of racists seems really bad and I found this country hurts itself was offensive ethnic descrimination, hate and pressure.

So we are the land of the free? We enslaved thousands of people and when they get rights we had segregation which split us apart. It then continues with hate groups all over who cause a modern divide. To everyone I say it is not a persons race, culture, or skin color that should define a person but their actions. Example: The Japanese that where in the US during WW 2 who were blamed and put In camps for being Japanese

2 Gay Rights

People who are gay are still human beings. People who are gay/lesbian/bi are still human beings, who have feelings, and emotions, and personalities. It disgusts me that there's still people out there that feel like "throwing up" when they see either two men or two woman together romantically. What does your life have to do with gay peoples' lives? NOTHING. You have absolutely no right to call it a "lifestyle" and have anything to do with their lives. You don't wake up in the morning and say, "Today, I'm going to be straight! " so why do you think gay people choose to be gay? Also, the people who throw God into the argument, like the people who say "I don't hate gays, it's just that I'm Catholic/Christian/any religion, and God says it's a sin to be gay," well, it's not a sin for you to love the opposite gender, so why is it a sin to love the same gender?

I am totally appalled by the amount of ignorance in this thread not to mention in your country. The statistic 23rd in education rings true thanks to the comments on this topic. Shame on all of you! When the topic of being gay is mentioned in America every Christian who drinks, smokes and commits adultery is suddenly worried about what the bible says.

To be honest it's stupid how we treat Gay Rights. The bible says that you can't cut your hair, drink, smoke, sleep with someone until you're married, or let women get jobs. But what's the one thing we do focus on? Adam and Eve, the two idiots who screwed over humanity and weren't even MARRIED, which is an even bigger offense than being gay. You are all idiots, each and every single one of you. Because 'man shall not lay with man' is a warning that men can NOT BEAR CHILDREN.

Why is the United States obsessed with the Bible? If you think homosexuality is wrong then you are living in the wrong century. I even heard some Mad Christian built a giant Ark like the movie Evan Almighty.

3 Drugs

I personally like drugs and substances, we can respect some people need some way to get high and that is part of America and our lifestyle. Sadly many things we use are hurtful and unhealthy, people die of overdoses and addictions and our kids can be hurt by both drugs and fried out parents. It really is a mixed issue.

Drugs are amazing how could this ever possibly be in the top ten worse things about America? Drugs are everywhere this list is horrible and does not actually say the flaws of this country.

Drugs only used for Medical/Medicinal Purposes Only or don't use them at all.

Drugs other than for medicinal use are a terrible, horrible thing that destroys peoples lives, why anyone would consider taking drugs in the first place is beyond me.

I agree to the person that said phil. Has more drug runners and syndicates than USA and it's all over the news

4 Obesity

America has an obesity problem that needs to be taken care of. Obesity is unhealthy and can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes

Not so much obesity, but the stereotypes that we're all obese. Yes, a third of us are... but what about the other 2/3? I know people who might become anorexic because everyone thinks Americans are so fat. And fat people aren't lazy. Many people have eating disorders or problems within their body that make them obese. My parents are both overweight, and they work their butts off every day. I do wish they were healthy, but at the same time, it doesn't make them worse people. Stop with the stereotypes, people. We have enough problems in the world without making up our own.

Obesity is an epidemic that doesn't get as much attention as it should. People think that it only affects them, but look back at times before obesity was so widespread: families encouraged each other to live healthier lives. Many people die in their 50's and 60's because of morbid obesity, even earlier when combined with other factors like smoking and alcoholism, when they should be living to at least 80 in our industrialized society.

Obesity is not an epidemic. It's not contagious, it's self-inflicted - and don't give me the story that it's in your genes - that's a total cop-out!

5 Gun Shooters

USA has countless incidents that involve firearms. Not only at schools, but also at other locations such as nightclub back in Florida and a concert back in Las Vegas. Also Americans own guns not only because of 2nd Amendment, but also to show true power of being American. Nowadays, some people use guns for the wrong reasons. There have been gun rampages on academic grounds such as Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and recently one at Florida. Some people use them in order to give up their lives. Others can be used for destruction of property. The Americans have gone too far with this issue. This is why I plan on living outside of USA.

Well reflectively speaking, it's ok to have a gun, as long as you don't ATTACK with it. I mean, if someone comes up to you with a gun in their hand and is ready to shoot, you should, have the right to have a gun and defend yourself. If you happen to kill anyone with your gun when they were unarmed, then you should, have every weapon right you have taken away, and be put to jail for life. It's just common sense, even though common sense isn't so common.

America lives on weapons. We love and use them and I like owning a gun as a expensive possession, symbol of power and because few countries allow its civilians to own a gun. Sadly, gun violence, and massacres, "School shootings" and suicides are so American as well.

I lived in a neighborhood where Gang violence and shootings were present. I would have to be cautious when I am outside = Also, in the news their has been increasing number of lunatic school shooters. America's gun culture is out of control.

6 People Who Say Bad Words

The old sticks and stones and George Carlin have gone by the wayside for money made by everything being a bad word... Words are what you make of them and there is nothing wrong with the word Niger.. It means black. If you are offended get over it. I'm fat... So. I wonder if someone called me a fat woman if I could go to court for being insulted. Politics and political correctness are the biggest joke that will destroy america!

So what? Bad words are everywhere. In fact, it's better if you say bad words more often because it relieves stress. Without curse words, we would be stressed out our entire lives! Think about it.

There are better ways to relief stress, like exercising and stuff. But it's your opinion. Just saying mine.

We are not the only people who say bad words. Trust me on this one. Why does the whole world hate us so much?

Uhh. People say bad words everywhere. Just get over it and put down a legit reason.

7 Barack Obama

There's nothing wrong with him. There's everything wrong with Donald Trump

He has ruined our country's economy

Nah, he was a good leader. Waaay better than that idiot, Trump.

He's was an awesome presidant

8 Poor Education

America’s education system sucks. It just creates stress and relies on students memorizing the material rather than thinking critically

One in three American students struggle in math, teens struggle just in the school environment. Need I mention the outrageous amounts of bullying and suicide? The useless information taught? The lack of important information taught? Disgusting.

And in some parts of america, they make their passing mark 70% or above... :/
in canada, it's at least 50% to pass

I haven't learned ANYTHING in English OR science class all year😭

9 Democrats

Uhhhhh, I’m democrat, and I’m fine. Some democrats are obsessive over there beliefs, but most democrats just don’t like trump. Is that bad? Well, that’s just our beliefs.

Democrats are the party for the 1%
They're always been against blacks and now the tables have turned, they promise empty promises for people to get their votes.

They're just a bunch of commies at this point. they're obsessed with race to the point where its like a cult and it kind of scares me

True. New York, Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, and others are runied by Democrats.

10 Celebrities Break The Law

I voted to this because I Saw in T.V.'s that Clebrities of US breaks so many rules So, Yaa.. That's why!

Yeah, like Bill Cosby

The Contenders

11 Stupid People

I really don't like to be racist, and this obviously doesn't apply to all of them, but there are tons of Mexicans hopping the border to come here because Obama keeps making it easier for people to get by without working for anything. This means they come here and disregard a good education because they will never need it, and while teachers are giving these kids more attention to try to help them, they are giving less attention to kids that actually care about their grades. Then they have lots of kids, the kids learn from their parents that they don't need an education or work to live, and they do the same thing and it just keeps escalating. Then you have people that become friends with them or are in a class with them, and they do the same thing they're doing: not caring. As this number grows and more people associate themselves with them, the more they think it's normal and do the same. It's just so sad, we used to be by far the smartest and most educated, successful country on our ...more

Why do you think that they come into the country. Maybe because they aren't comfortable where they are and they want to get and educational and become successful. We take our privileges for granted because we are open to education, water, and more. Most of us were descendants from immigrants for I have Irish and British heritage. Other people come into the country and everyone blames them for the worlds problems. Some people are running away from conflicts like war but if we keep them out many innocent people could die because they have no place to go. We wouldn't make it any better if we bomb the threat entirely because even if you do you don't think the innocent people will be mad. They won't have anyone to teach them right and wrong and they'll start doing bad things because they have no one to teach them not to. Some people can't go to school because they have other problems. I get that the country comes first but seriously there are so many problems that we could help solve if we ...more

I definitely know we need better education and it really starts there. Teachers can be abusive, unable to prepare students for life and cover too much material in one class making it a overly difficult. You see classes with 1/3 or more students failing with Fs in easy courses. Apart from that we have health problems and problems valuing intelligence and creativity and often live a world based largely on social smarts, this effect seems to dumb as down as we use only a fraction of our brain as it is. We need better standards and to cease bathing in ignorance, self pity and reckless addictions.

The Top Tens says your not suppose to put on negative comments... And not everyone has the best intelligence.. I think this is a bit racist, but that's just my opinion. Like if you agree

12 No Independence

The term Independence means that the United States declared independence from Great Britain. This doesn't mean we're free to everything. There's still laws that need to followed. It's not a free for all in America

We are constantly being lied to and having our rights stripped whether you notice it or not.

13 Illegal Immigrants Cross The Border

What. why is this here.

Baja mexico is the most illegal immigrants crossing border all day
all mexican gets arrested for crossing from baja to california states

14 Technology
15 Junk Food

I can't enjoyed something healthy because most of the places have junk food but when they have healthy food, I definitely eat it, but since most of the food is junk food, I eat it because I'm hungry and I have nothing else to eat. I hate it when I eat too much junk food because it is bad for you. The only healthy restaurant is subway, that's why it's my favorite, I like to have junk food sometimes, but not always. I am grateful my mom doesn't buy horrendous junk food like too sugary oreos and gets me stuff like yogart, fruit, and vegetables and much healthier stuff to eat.

American food is horrible its illegal in so many other countries because it is so dangerous to your health. Also the government allows a lot of unsafe chemicals in our food including drugs that increase your appetite and people wonder why obesity is a big problem in America the answer is in the food.

Stop sitting on your asses, eating Cheetos!

They eat a lot of junk food

16 People Who Bash Christians

People who bash Christians have the right to bash Christians. They're ignorant, backward, uneducated and totally indoctrinated by faith. Faith is not fact. Faith is believing in something when you don't have evidence.
You have the right to believe what you want. You don't have the right to tell others what they should believe.

What about the Christians who bash everybody else, profile them, and force their beliefs on them? Because that's what happens.

We can get cussed out by atheist

But we can't say anything, to defend our religion

-your friend Mc

I'm a Christian that respects Athiests! And even if you are an atheist, rules like being nice from the bible still counts!

17 The Senate Is Crooked
18 Has a Bad President

Donald Trump is the great president ever in the whole world doing a very well job but most of the people can't understand his great works or sacrifices and blaming him although trump is the best president ever doing everything for America but most of the Americans opposing him why? They should support the great president trump although he is greater.

Oh, the United States is only bad because Obama's president! Oh, the United States is falling apart because Obama! Really, people, why does everyone blame the president? It's like people can't blame anyone else for the problems today but Obama.

Bad is an understatement. Here are some more words:
Divisive
Arrogant
Racist
Full of hate
Out of touch (so is Hillary)
Jerk
Punk
Annoying douche
Shady character
Can't be trusted
Malicious
Miserable failure.

Obama's incompetence will cost the U.S. and the rest of the world for a very long time. Most of you idiots have to be neck deep in crap before you smell it. You'll never be able to see what damage Obama has done.

19 Crooked Cops
20 Detroit Detroit is the largest and most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan. Located across from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on the Detroit River, Detroit had an estimated population of 672,662 in 2018.

They may be having a rough time, but theynwill come back eventually.

I hate Detroit. It is so ugly there.

I lived there once. Never again.

Worst city ever seen

21 Satanic Cults

It's all because of that horrid "rock and roll" music the kids are talking about these days!

The only Satanist anywhere here in the US I have ever even heard of is Taylor Momsen.

When I first saw this, I thought it said "Santa Clause'!

Laugh out loud what?

22 Crooked Politicians
23 Pollution

We often blame ourselves for it yet what can we do, stop the progress or not own a car? It is almost impossible to combat pollution and carbon emissions from vehicles and factories and sadly it harms us more than the "earth".

I hate pollution, it harms nature and humans alike.

US ranks 12 in least pollution

Please, please, PLEASE somebody do something about this!

24 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.

The picture made me laugh, his hair is hilarious hahaa =D

I hope Mr. cilntoin wins not trump

I am so glad I'm British and not American because I don't have to deal with this pr*c k! As for his hairstyle, he thinks he can make it work but he can't!

What a dickhead
why would they make an actor PRESIDENT

25 Child Abuse

Ending child abuse would help to end all the other problems. YouTube.com/watch? v=gbiq2-ukfhM

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