I believe we do have problems facing us today, however disease has a high chance of being cured before millions died, guns don't clear out high amounts of people in 1 second and I don't personally believe in any religious threat towards our country. I do however, fear Nuclear Weaponry. It is obtained by many dangerous enemies of the United States far too easily. Not only that, with the way the cyber security threats have been recently, they could easily fall into the hands of basically anyone. We do have the power to retaliate, but do we really want to risk losing millions of people over someone's misguided opinion on every single citizen in our country?
The US has always had the most advanced and the biggest amount of nuclear weapons. If we want to lessen the threat of nuclear war we should do more to show the world we are dismantling our stockpile of weapons. The US is the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon. We have the technology to answer any nuclear attack with an even more powerful counter attack. All countries know this so would probably never use nuclear weapons against the US, it would be suicidal.
I believe the greatest threat to the U.S. Is our need to regulate away the possibility of physical harm. By this I mean the passing of legislation to placate a lobbyist intent on furthering a political agenda. This is done by feeding off of a tragedy, seeking votes by passing a law to ensure the tragedy will not happen again. This has led the U.S. Away from our founding fathers intention of a self governing society to the reliance on our politicians to keep us safe from the world around us. Our strength as a nation has always come from the independent spirit and self-reliance our country's founders based the constitution, declaration of independence and the bill of rights on.
If nuclear weapons are utilized, it's obviously a world changing event that is bad for everybody. That said, think about the past year, think about just yesterday. The biggest threat facing the United States is that we've completely lost our ability to treat each other like human beings or value human life. The random acts of violence have done nothing but increase, our problem is that we're getting close to having to say a prayer every time we step out the front door in our own country.
The most critical threat to the United States is the countries behind the weapons, not the weapons themselves. Without the people, the nuclear weapons would be useless. Without different countries wanting the ultimate power, we would not be in so much danger of a war. North Korea is really to far from the United States to cause much damage.
Nuclear weapons are a concern to the United States, but an even bigger threat is the massive amount of debt that has been incurred. This debt doesn't seem to be something the the U.S. can get out of. Tax hikes and budget cuts don't seem to be helping. It seems that the U.S is imploding from within.
The threat of nuclear weapon used against the US if overblown. It's the same boogeyman used during the cold war. Realistically, those with nuclear weapons know that they could potentially destroy the whole world, or at least a portion of it, using nuclear weapons. The event of somebody getting and detonating a WMD is extremely small.
I believe that nuclear weapons are a crucial issue and a portion of our government defenses should be focused on nuclear weapons all over the world. In my opinion, however, there are more crucial issues such as gay rights, the power of religion in the government, tolerance, and the entire split of our government. If we are split right down the middle on so many issues how can we ever agree on something such as "pushing the red button"?