What would our founders say
if they could see us now? Americans like to believe that the rest of the
world looks up to us, but the truth is that the rest of the world is laughing
at us. It may be very difficult for us to admit, but the reality is that
So what is the solution?
Well, just like any addict, the first thing that we need to do is to admit that there is a problem. Until we admit how dramatically we have fallen, we are never going to be ready to make the changes that are necessary.
And yes, we have fallen a long, long way as a country.
following are 24 facts that prove that
#2 Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese.
costs related to obesity in the
#5 The average American family purchases 200 pounds of meat per family member each year.
#6 Large numbers of cows that are killed for hamburger meat in
#7 The average American watches 28 hours of television every week.
#9 The average American drinks more than 600 sodas every single year. That is by far the most in the world.
#10 Of all the major industrialized nations,
#11 Americans take more prescription drugs than anyone else on the planet.
#12 The United States has the highest rate of illegal drug use in the entire world.
#14 The United States has the highest divorce rate in the world by a very wide margin.
#15 According to one study, one out of every four teen girls in the
#16 The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire globe.
#17 The United States has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe.
#18 The United States produces more pornography than any other nation has in the history of the world.
#19 One survey found that an astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to pornography websites.
#20 Consumer debt in
#21 There is more credit card debt in
#22 There is more mortgage debt in
#23 There is more student loan debt in
#24 Nobody in the world gets more plastic surgery done than Americans do.
Have you read enough?
even more signs that
The sad truth is that this nation is a complete and total mess and the decline is accelerating.
Many want to blame our politicians for all of our problems, but replacing all of our politicians would not fix any of the things listed above.
Yes, we definitely need different leadership, but each one of us also needs to look into our own hearts.
It is not just the government that needs to change.
The American people need to change as well.
So what do you think about this article?
Am I being too harsh on the American people?
Am I not being harsh enough?
Please leave a comment with your opinion below....