culture 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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America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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1,741 388
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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1,458 306
Stupid People in Charge! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
icoachfb added Stupid People in Charge!

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1,440 309
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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1,798 419
Disregarding Our Constitution is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Bootsdad added Disregarding Our Constitution

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1,393 328
Death of the Middle Class is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Death of the Middle Class

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664 117
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate

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1,871 542
The Media Itself is listed (or ranked) 8 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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723 180
Americans Seeing Something Wro... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Joshua Erickson added Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

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1,198 413
17 Trillion Dollar Debt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added 17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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1,506 626
Political Correctness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Political Correctness

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924 353
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

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710 253
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added Apathy

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1,197 509
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 14 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. 

What Social Issues Does Generation Z Care The Most About?

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571 198
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet

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219 25
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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665 250
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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333 91
The Rise of Identity Politics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Rise of Identity Politics

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1,054 516
Moral Decline is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Moral Decline

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160 15
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

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603 269
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added George Soros

The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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191 28
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

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428 168
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Oligarchy

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150 18
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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1,041 620
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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765 440
Cyber Attacks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wbrownejr added Cyber Attacks International hackers messing up our financial system

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181 40
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

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375 180
The Left Going Full Blown Comm... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
The Left Going Full Blown Commie

The Most Important Civil Rights Issues Today

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384 199
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added The Federal Reserve System

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197 63
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

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686 434
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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246 107
Goods Being Manufactured Elsew... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RohanSrinivasan added Goods Being Manufactured Elsewhere!

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541 339
Illegal Immigration is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
wawwhite1 added Illegal Immigration

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280 140
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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335 189
Democrats is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
TRENT13 added Democrats

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

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490 321
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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600 415
Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

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611 431
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Eicart added Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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413 269
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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461 311
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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860 644
Modern Feminism is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
devil.survivor1997 added Modern Feminism Good ideals turned into a man-hating club

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858 646
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

The Worst Qualities in Politicians

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Injustice is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

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443 301
Safe Spaces is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Safe Spaces

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136 44
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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492 355
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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311 205
Common Core is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added Common Core

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Isis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Isis Scary, extremist group in Syria and Iraq.

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878 718
Immigration is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Immigration We still have no immigration policy -- because politics suck.

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660 530
Islam is Taking over America's... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Islam is Taking over America's #1 Ally England Because of Political Correctness, they are turning a blind eye to it.