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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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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1,424 299
America is Becoming Increasing... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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1,498 322
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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1,475 321
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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1,829 438
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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1,426 341
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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1,914 556
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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695 128
Poorly Educated Electorate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Oscar Gonzalez added Poorly Educated Electorate

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752 190
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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1,237 420
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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1,541 638
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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256 29
The loss of common sense is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Yura added The loss of common sense

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949 363
The Partisan Political System is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added The Partisan Political System

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738 262
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
RobLein added Apathy

The Social Issues You Care About Most

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1,224 521
Poverty is listed (or ranked) 15 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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593 211
Corporate Control of the Inter... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Stephen French added Corporate Control of the Internet

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686 262
Ranker Video
Pboy81 added Losing Reputation/Trust of Alliance Partners and Friendly Nations

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350 101
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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1,086 521
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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186 21
Ignorance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
mgutksoki added Ignorance

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213 33
Disinformation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Disinformation

The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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624 279
George Soros is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Tangy Tiger added George Soros

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440 178
Oligarchy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Oligarchy

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168 25
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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206 47
Media bias is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Media bias

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1,057 636
Terrorism is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Terrorism Method of ideological warfare

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782 451
Cyber Attacks is listed (or ranked) 27 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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400 189
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 Worst Qualities in Politicians

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225 72
Fake news is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Fake news

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399 208
The Federal Reserve and our ma... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Jim_In_Texas added The Federal Reserve System

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702 446
Corporations is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Corporations

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263 120
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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566 350
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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296 151
Antifa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Antifa

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506 334
Pharmaceuticals is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Pharmaceuticals

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

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137 37
Injustice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Injustice

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433 277
Participation Trophies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Participation Trophies

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618 428
Nuclear War is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Nuclear War

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627 444
Rampant Racism and Hatred Tear... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Eicart added Rampant Racism and Hatred Tearing Country Apart

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151 52
Censorship is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Censorship

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881 656
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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461 310
Safe Spaces is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Ryan Campbell added Safe Spaces

The Most Important Civil Rights Issues Today

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880 658
Socialism is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AlexanderRay added Socialism

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474 322
Ourselves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
becquer added Ourselves

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512 365
Drug Use is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
AddWilson added Drug Use

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121 36
Historical revisionism is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Threats to the United States
Dimos Dicoudis added Historical revisionism

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322 217
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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780 625
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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893 731
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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673 545
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.