politics & history The Scariest Threats to the United States  

analise.dubner
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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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Disregarding Our Constitution 
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Disregarding Our Constitution

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Politicians 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 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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The Media Itself 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Stupid People in Charge! 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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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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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Political Correctness 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Political Correctness

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America is Becoming Increasing... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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17 Trillion Dollar Debt 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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Poverty 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Moral Decline 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Moral Decline

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Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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The Partisan Political System 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Partisan Political System

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Terrorism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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Apathy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Immigration 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.

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Cyber Attacks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Cyber Attacks International hackers messing up our financial system

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Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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Americans Seeing Something Wro... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

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Corporations 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Corporations

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Corporate Control of the Inter... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Corporate Control of the Internet

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Isis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Isis Scary, extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

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

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

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Jihadist Training Camps in Ame... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Modern Feminism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

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

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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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Climate Change 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Israel's Control and Influence... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Israel's Control and Influence Over America

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

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The distribution of wealth 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Oligarchy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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College loans 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
College loans

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Anti-Christian Hatred 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Anti-Christian Hatred

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Anti-Vaccination Movement 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Drought 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Islam is Taking over America's... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Donald Trump 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Privatizing Education 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 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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George Soros 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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

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Drug Use 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Drug Use

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Right-wing Christians 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Right-wing Christians

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Heart Disease 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Heart Disease The #1 and #2 killers of americans

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Betsy DeVos 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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White Christian Nationalists 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
White Christian Nationalists

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The Federal Reserve and our ma... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Common Core 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Common Core

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Unenforced or Lax Safety Regul... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Unenforced or Lax Safety Regulations As manufacturers and corporations gain record levels of power with our politicians, the regulations that protect people are quietly being ignored or disempowered.