politics & history The Scariest Threats to the United States  

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List Rules Only legitimate, large-scale threats to the fabric of society. No hate-speech, no single people or joke threats.

Lots of stuff to be scared of these days... more than usual, even in our normal fear-based-economy. The media and the pundits and the politicians love to find new things for you to be afraid of every time they want your attention or your votes or your money... but what do you think the REAL threats to America are? Vote up your biggest fears and re-rank the list in the order of most important to least important and make sure to ADD any scary stuff I missed.
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Politicians 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Politicians Our elected public servants may have started out wanting to change the world, but now they are just pandering, cowardly servants to whoever pays them the most.

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Disregarding Our Constitution 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Disregarding Our Constitution

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Stupid People in Charge! 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stupid People in Charge!

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Money in Government 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Money in Government If our politicians and political parties are controlled by money, do they even bother to listen to anyone who doesn't have it?

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America is Becoming Increasing... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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Death of the Middle Class 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Death of the Middle Class

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The Media Itself 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Media Itself They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 

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17 Trillion Dollar Debt 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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Political Correctness 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Political Correctness

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Apathy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Poverty 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Poverty It's becoming harder and harder to get out of poverty as the middle class vanishes and the rich get richer. 

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Americans Seeing Something Wro... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

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Poorly Educated Electorate 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Poorly Educated Electorate

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The Partisan Political System 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Partisan Political System

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Moral Decline 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Moral Decline

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Corporate Control of the Inter... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Corporate Control of the Internet

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Oligarchy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Terrorism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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The distribution of wealth 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The distribution of wealth I would argue that the greatest potential for social unrest in this country right now is the increasingly skewed distribution of wealth in this country.  Other social issues leading to social unrest like racism ...

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Cyber Attacks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Cyber Attacks International hackers messing up our financial system

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Corporations 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Corporations

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George Soros 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Immigration 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.

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Racial Strife 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Racial Strife

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Ourselves 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ourselves

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Pharmaceuticals 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Pharmaceuticals

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Isis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Isis Scary, extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

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Jihadist Training Camps in Ame... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jihadist Training Camps in America There are currently at least 22 Jihadist training camps inside America.

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Common Core 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Common Core

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Donald Trump 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Illegal Immigration 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Climate Change 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Climate Change Heat waves, droughts, flooding, rising sea levels... this threatens food production and human lives.

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Modern Feminism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

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Socialism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Socialism

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Nuclear War 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Nuclear War

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College loans 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
College loans

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The Federal Reserve and our ma... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Anti-Vaccination Movement 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Anti-Vaccination Movement This anti-science movement threatens society's Herd Immunity and is allowing viruses (measles, pertussis) that were nearly eradicated to come back.

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Safe Spaces 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Safe Spaces

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Participation Trophies 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Participation Trophies

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Islam is Taking over America's... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Islam is Taking over America's #1 Ally England Because of Political Correctness, they are turning a blind eye to it.

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Betsy DeVos 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Right-wing Christians 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Right-wing Christians

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White Christian Nationalists 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
White Christian Nationalists

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Anti-Christian Hatred 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Anti-Christian Hatred

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Privatizing Education 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Privatizing Education The weird drive to shut down public, accessible education for all in favor of privatization.

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Drought 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Drought California is gripped in a drought that shows no signs of ending. Towns have already run out of water. It is getting worse all across the Western US.

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Drug Use 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Drug Use