The Scariest Threats to the United States

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.
list ordered by
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    America is Becoming Increasingly Divided and Polarized

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    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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    Poorly Educated Electorate

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    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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    Stupid People in Charge!

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    Disregarding Our Constitution

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    Americans Seeing Something Wrong, and Just Ignoring It.

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    Death of the Middle Class

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    Historical revisionism

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    Media bias

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    Concentration of media ownership‎

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    Hate Media

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    The Partisan Political System

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    The Rise of Identity Politics

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    17 Trillion Dollar Debt

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    The Media Itself

    They feed us whatever sells ad dollars and leave out whatever doesn't. 
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    Corporate Control of the Internet

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    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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    Fake news