Faith can secure ones self-esteem, if properly applied. If everything is decided upon with reason, then fear will skew judgments. For example, when we invaded Iraq, reason played a large role in the decision. Considering the decision did not include the influence of faith, this proved to be a mistake. In addition, if we had faith, we would not let insecurities get in the way of properly communicating, thus the chain of command would not be altered and we would easily be able to prevent the events of 9/11 from occurring. Faith turns ambiguity to clarity and the result is decisions that are made are solid, as the possibility of the negative is avoided. Faith leads to confidence and decisiveness in decisions...if we had faith; we would be able to get out of the war, as we would realize the importance in rebuilding what we destroyed. Plus, negotiations would be more productive, as oppose to argumentative, as if we are using faith as support, than we will have patience. Faith builds the confidence as it gives assurance that, regardless of what happens, we are safe. Faith keeps God on our side, giving us an aura to which people are less prone to deny. Faith leads to optimism. When one is optimistic, less people stand in the way as optimism is peremptory. People come together over mutual strengths, and that mutual strength should be God. If we all came together over God, then we would be able to convert all unbelievers, succeeding in the goal of a global brotherhood, for if God is with us, who can be against us? Faith will help us stay in control of our destinies. The point being is that lack of faith will obstruct our decision making process, resulting in conflicts we will not be able to get out of unless we have faith. This does not renounce reason; it merely combines the two, resulting in reason inspired by faith where fear, hate, and false assumption do not play a role in destructing administration. We can't deny the meaning to life for the advancement of our intellect. Faith, if real, will help advance the intellect. Lack of faith is damaging, but strong faith is beneficial. One should believe something will work, or believe something won't work. Hesitance is what truly damages administration. People put faith aside, for they can not make sense of the supernatural, and therefore they can not have strong faith, thus faith is damaging for them. If people learned to be secure in their beliefs in God, then victory will be inevitable, leaving us infallible to our enemy. Faith is what the American spirit is all about, without it; we are nothing but a blind superpower spiraling into the inevitability of devolution.