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politics 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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The Media Itself 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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Disregarding Our Constitution 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Disregarding Our Constitution

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Political Correctness 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Political Correctness

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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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17 Trillion Dollar Debt 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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Stupid People in Charge! 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stupid People in Charge!

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America is Becoming Increasing... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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

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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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Terrorism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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Immigration 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.

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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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Ranker Video v
Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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Cyber Attacks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Cyber Attacks International hackers messing up our financial system

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Socialism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Socialism

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Modern Feminism 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

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Isis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 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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Apathy 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Israel's Control and Influence... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Israel's Control and Influence Over America

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

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Climate Change 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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Anti-Christian Hatred 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Anti-Christian Hatred

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

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Drought 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 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) 30 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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Corporate Control of the Inter... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Corporate Control of the Internet

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

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Anti-Vaccination Movement 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Pharmaceuticals 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Pharmaceuticals

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College loans 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
College loans

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Heart Disease 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Heart Disease The #1 and #2 killers of americans

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Unenforced or Lax Safety Regul... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 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.

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Privatizing Education 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Gun Control 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Safe Spaces 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Safe Spaces

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

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

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

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

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Religion 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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

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4chan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States

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Republicans and the Tea Party 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Republicans and the Tea Party

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Enterovirus 68 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Enterovirus 68 The enterovirus has been around for a long time, but now it's changing into something with Polio-like symptoms. 

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Lack of Gun Control 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Lack of Gun Control 1 in 3 of the 30,000 gun deaths a year is from homicide.