Just because someone doesn't live on the coast doesn't mean they don't have potential environmental disasters. Tornado's are a common problem across a lot of places. As for the 'five minutes and it's over' comment? I'd agree. Ten years ago. Now?
Between coordinated actions via Twitter and the other instant communication devices and sources, groups such as the Black Bloc and other groups of anarchists who use said modern technology to forward their own agenda, and, as you say, the 'me me me' generation? It's a lot like we're sitting on a powder keg, just waiting for it to go.
Half the population gets money from the government. Less than a third pay taxes. We provide free cell phones and every other luxury, and they are screaming for more still.
Historically, no nation can or has continued to survive as they give more and more away, until the populace just goes ape**** and feels entitled. Then, those that have, be they middle/upper middle class and up become the targets.
Don't know when it'll happen, but that is what has always occurred.
What part of 'shall not be infringed' confuses people?