Have you ever wondered what the most pressing problems facing our country are? There are lots of choices, aren't there? While the issues change from year-to-year and decade-to-decade, and while each of us would probably come up with a different list and ranking, I believe many of us would agree that the United States faces some huge issues as we enter the technology-driven, 21st century. Here is a sampling of some of those issues. 

Economic Issues
Education Issues
Environment Issues
Government Issues
Health and Life Issues
Law and Order Issues
National Security Issues
Social Issues

A Nashville FM radio station's dedication to those who lost their lives at Columbine High School summarizes our current state of affairs pretty well.  Read The Paradox.

Over the years, I've come to believe that the most significant issue facing the United States is, in fact, none of these and that these issues are only symptoms of a more fundamental problem one which I believe is the core issue of our time and one which must be addressed in order for these other more visible problems to be made more manageable or resolved and for the United States to survive as we now know it.