Why America isn't the greatest country in the world anymore.

we'll go on to next user my name is Steven I'm a junior and my questions for do you consider yourself Democrat a Republican or independent I consider myself a New York Jets fan Stephen since it's been brought up you've almost religiously avoided stating or even implying a political allegiance is that because as a news anchor you feel the integrity of your broadcast would be compromised that sounds like a good answer I'll take it there was a short piece on Vanity Fair's website by Marshall Westbrook you probably saw it where he calls you the Jay Leno of news anchors you're popular because you don't bother anyone yeah how do you feel about that jealous of the size of Jays audience are you willing to say here tonight whether you lean right or left I voted for candidates run by both major parties let's move on to the next question go ahead hi my name is Jenny I'm a sophomore and this is for all three of you can you say in one sentence or less what you know what I mean can you say why America is the greatest country in the world diversity and opportunity Louis freedom and freedom so let's keep it that way well the New York Jets no I'm gonna hold you to an answer on that what makes America the greatest country in the world well Louis and Sharon said it diversity and opportunity and freedom and freedom I'm not letting you go back to the airport without answering the question well our Constitution is a masterpiece James Madison was a genius the Declaration of Independence is for me the single greatest piece of American writing you don't look satisfied once a set of laws and the others a declaration of war I want a human moment from you what about the people why is not the greatest country in the world professor that's my answer you're saying yes let's talk about fine look Sharon the NEA is a loser yeah it accounts for a penny out of our paycheck but he gets to hit you with it anytime he wants it doesn't cost money it cost votes it cost airtime and column inches you know why people don't like liberals cuz they lose if liberals are so fuckin smart come they lose so goddamn always and with a straight face you're gonna tell students that America is so star-spangled awesome that we're the only ones in the world who have freedom Canada has freedom Japan has freedom the UK France Italy Germany Spain Australia Belgium has freedom so 207 sovereign states in the world like 180 of them have freedom all right and got you a sorority girl just in case you accidentally wander into a voting booth one day there's some things you should know and one of them is there is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that were the greatest country in the world we're seventh and literacy 27th and math 22nd in science 49th and life expectancy 178th in infant mortality third and median household income number four in labor force and number four in exports we lead the world in only three categories number of incarcerated citizens per capita number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined 25 of whom are allies no no no this is the fault of a 20 year old college student but you nonetheless are without a doubt a member of the worst period generation period ever period so when you ask what makes us the greatest country in the world I don't know what the fuck you're talking about Yosemite sure used to be we stood up for what was right we fought for moral reasons we passed laws struck down laws for moral reasons we waged wars on poverty not poor people we sacrificed we cared about our neighbors we put our money where our mouths were and we never beat our chest we built great big things made ungodly technological advances explored the universe cured diseases and we cultivated the world's greatest artists and the world's greatest economy we reached for the stars acted like men we aspired to intelligence we didn't belittle it it didn't make us feel inferior we didn't identify ourselves by who we voted for in the last election and we didn't scare so easy we were able to be all these things and do all these things because we were informed by great men men who were revered for stepped in solving any problem is recognizing there is one America is not the greatest country in the world anymore enough

  1. "We used to be great…"

    You helped the Philippines gain independence then turned around and stole it away, slaughtering a million people. You didn't want to pay veterans, so you called it an 'insurgence' and you'll never find it in an American history text.

    You fire-bombed Tokyo, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians. You nuked Hiroshima and then did the same to Nagasaki just for the hell of it.

    You had a resurgence of hatred towards blacks in the 60s, and erected statues to remind people of your Southern heroes. You sent thousands of poor young men off to a needless war. You carpet bombed Cambodia. You imposed dictators in South America. You sold weapons to warlords in Africa and the Middle East. You are history's most prolific and notorious arms dealer. You've ignored countless atrocities around the world while directly contributing to countless others. You've built up a global financial and militaristic empire based on exploiting natural resources of impoverished countries and establishing financial dependency under the guise of 'foreign aid'.

    America is a tyrannical empire and has been for the better part of a century.
    No worse than other empires before it, but no better either.

  2. Actually it is you know why all the country this fag said is free is not because Canada’s government owns the press so no freedom of press same for uk also they restrict freedom of speech and Japan freedom of religion is not a thing. And the statistics about math and science might suck but it’s way better then living in China where kids from birth have no individual freedom to do anything.

  3. This goes out to everyone who makes negative comments about the GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD!!!!!!. USA!!! USA!!! ,USA!!! USA!!!. if your voice cannot say anything good about our wonderful nation keep your fucking mouth shut . I fought for this nation to protect her keep her safe and I won't stand by and let some degenerate mouth off about her . You dont like America get the FUCK OUT!!!!!. this is my nation I love her and respect her

  4. Someone asks: is there the best country in the world?

    No nation is without problems. But some countries have more difficulties than others. Some other countries have bigger problems than others.

    On what basis to evaluate "the best country in the world"? No, not only from a military point of view, but of internal security certainly. No, not only from the point of view of state wealth, but of wealth of private assets per capita. And so on…

    While researching places, health, innovations and culture, I found that there is a "better" country.

    Perhaps you will be disappointed, but these info are accessible to all.

    Where you eat better (where most of the dishes were born, the most popular dishes).
    Where western culture was born.
    Where the crimes (in relation to the number of the population) are lower than almost all the countries of his continent and much lower than most countries in the world.
    Where private monetary wealth is the highest on its continent.

    Where the state gold reserve is the third in the world.
    Where inventors and artists, composers and engineers, military and astronomers, explorers and doctors, religious and tyrants etc. etc. Have revolutionized the history of the world over the centuries.
    Where it is among the first countries in the world for number of tourists.
    Where fashion, costumes, affect people since almost always.

    Where in 20 years of terrorist attacks, no one has managed to hit there, thanks to the best inteligence effort in that country.
    Where the terrorists of Berlin and London, although they had been in transit for a few hours, were stopped immediately.
    Where is the country with the most UNESCO world heritage sites.
    Where the "head" of the greatest (by number of faithful and political influence) human religion resides.

    I could go on forever, you've probably already understood. No one can compete with that country, agree or not.
    Not a perfect country, but the best. Culturally, historically, aesthetically and substantially.

  5. I think America is considered the greatest country because of its economy. USD is the most valued currency and US has the highest GDP by a long shot. Also R&D

  6. We arent the greatest country in the world because we bicker like children rather than talking about are disagreements.

  7. Still trying to understand who all exactly believes it was ever great? Indigenous natives or African slaves? Wonder what group of people honestly believes Amerikkka was ever truly great? 😕😕😕

  8. We once had a constitution that we could be proud of but thanks to our government they have Rewritten it and made every part of it untrue today and it is nothing but lies because of how they changed it and there is no freedom in the United States anymore we are prisoners in a self-righteous country run by Rich selfish politicians and people who are unfriendly and uncaring for anyone but themselves and how in the hell can anyone that is educated in any way look that are system and say we are great and we have been lied to by every politician who has ever held any office and we are scammed by everyone in our own country from the medical field students supposedly police force that are more harm to us then good and we really have no freedom so we cannot wake up any day of the week and go anywhere I'll do anything without fear breaking some stupid law that was changed from our constitution to make money for the damn rich and it makes me sick to even be an American today and just look at the Philippines if you want to see a country with freedom because even in the turmoil that they have with the rebels they are much better off and much Freer and eat a hell of a lot better than we do in the US because we are controlled entirely by bureaucrats. And I could go on and home but you cannot tell some people that think they know everything a damn thing and as long as the American people are close-minded and do not open their eyes to what has been going on in our country since 1776 then it is useless and we are doomed to failure.

  9. This video so many years ago struck a nerve in me that brought out the realistic and optimistic nature of humanity and more importantly in Americans. We like any country have sinned. But we will push forward to create the greatest and most transparent constitutional republic that’s ever existed. #MAGA 🇺🇸

  10. One of the best speeches in a TV show ever written, though there are a few from the West Wing too. This should be played before every presidential debate, just the audio of him answering the question.

  11. Same here in 'Britain'. We are like a car crash in slow motion.
    I'm still hoping Scotland will be independant in the future.

  12. I'm American. I love America. But America has never been the greatest country. We've(it's) only done great things. It(America) has done great things and it will continue to do great things. Just as other countries have done.  He lists great things that have been done in the past at some point, but we haven't stopped doing great things. They sometimes just take time.  We're not the greatest but we're pretty damn good. Always have been, and hopefully always will be. Yosemite!?

  13. I still find this very arrogant to be honest. Because it still ends with „We where the greatest Country once.“ In the time of Make America Great Again this statement really has a bitter aftertaste. While this video goes into a good direction, it still isn‘t realized that America‘s past is not the least bit better than it‘s present.

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