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An Earnest War Effort Would Boost U.S. Consumer Confidence

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Thursday, November 1, 2001

An Earnest War Effort Would Boost U.S. Consumer Confidence

Consumer confidence is reported to be at a seven-year low because of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Widespread layoffs and rising unemployment indicate that confidence in the economy will not rebound anytime soon, according to Conference Board's Consumer Research Center in New York.

What would boost consumer confidence quickly is some victories against terrorism. The United States has been fighting this war, so far, like it doesn't mean it. There is no reason to fight a war with half measures. If one American life is to be put at risk, everything America has should be thrown into the battle with the objective of obliterating the enemy. There should be no other purpose and no other objective.

We should celebrate the upcoming events of Thanksgiving and Christmas in gratitude to God and in obedience to Him. We should also re-examine ourselves to see what God would teach us from these days of tragedy. And then we should put our faith, trust and confidence in Him, not in material things. That way, much good can come out of evil.