“The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate our independence from Great Britain and to remember all of the sacrifices that our forefathers made to make this country great. But is America still great today? Have we squandered our inheritance? Have we wrecked the great nation that previous generations handed down to us? Those may sound like harsh questions, but the truth is that most Americans know that the United States is in decline. In fact, a recent Rasmussen survey found that 49 percent of all Americans believe that the best days of America are in the past and only 35 percent believe that the best days of America are in the future. Those are staggering numbers, and they are an indication that we need to take a good, long look at ourselves in the mirror. Did we lose our way somehow? If so, can we find our way back to where we were before? We are a nation which is in trouble physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and financially. Our house is crumbling and our foundations are rotting away. We are in desperate need of national renewal. The following are 36 embarrassing categories in which America leads the world…
#1 Of all the major industrialized nations, America is the most obese. Mexico is #2. Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese. Today, approximately 36 percent of all Americans are obese.
#3 America is tied with the UK for the highest average number of hours spent watching television each week.
#4 More people have been diagnosed with mental disorders in America than anywhere else.
#5 America has the highest divorce rate in the world by a good margin.
#6 America has the highest percentage of one person households on the entire planet. According to the Pew Research Center, only 51 percent of all American adults are currently married. Back in 1960, 72 percent of all adults in the United States were married.
#8 America has the highest motor vehicle death rate on the globe.
#9 Americans spend more time sitting in traffic than anyone else in the world.
#10 America has the largest trade deficit in the world every single year. In fact, nobody ever comes close. That means that we buy far, far more stuff from the rest of the world than they buy from us. Overall, the United States has run a trade deficit of more than 8 trillion dollars with the rest of the world since 1975. That 8 trillion dollars could have gone to support U.S. workers and U.S. businesses, but instead all of that money left the country. We constantly have more money leaving the United States than coming into it.
#11 Americans have more student loan debt than anyone else in the world.
#12 Americans have more mortgage debt than anyone else in the world.
#13 Americans have more credit card debt than anyone else in the world.
#14 America leads the world in illegal immigration. And according to the Washington Times, since the year 2000 the number of jobs held by immigrants has grown by more than 5 million while the number of jobs held by native-born Americans has actually decreased…”Twitter