The New Canaan Society is a faith-centered organization focused on Jesus, but it is not a political or religious organization. Because NCS is a place for all men to feel welcome, regardless of religious denomination, political leaning or anything else that tends to divide rather than unite, politics must be left at the door. Whatever your views may be about the politics that drove the various dynamics and circumstances that impacted the life of Carter Page, try to suspend those to hear a story about a brother—a fellow human being–who was put through an almost incomprehensible trial, and about a God who has promised to never leave us or forsake us. Page respectfully left politics at the door during this talk to a joint meeting of the three oldest NCS chapters–NCS New Canaan (the founding Chapter), NCS Orlando (started in 2003) and NCS Winston-Salem (started in 2005).
With tremendous humility, Carter Page shares how is faith was central to his “survival” while under investigation for several years by the FBI, the Department of Justice and other government arms (based upon what have now been shown to be false accusations pursued through a corrupted legal process). During those years, he was the subject of death threats and often lived in isolation, moving frequently. He notes that recent declassifications of information reveal one of his hotel rooms was even broken into by FBI agents. As horrible as that sounds, Page does not dwell on the difficulties (in fact, he barely mentions them) or bad-mouth his accusers.
Carter describes his Catholic education and his Naval Academy education and how it helped prepare him for the trials he would eventually face. He also shares some of the life principles and Biblical passages that he leaned upon during his ordeal. Page talks about the Biblical focus on “truth”, the importance of keeping things in perspective, and the power of remembering what truly matters and being able to maintain a sense of humor in the face of adversaries, whether investigators or news personalities. He also explains how he grew from the ordeal.
Carter Page is the author of the recently published book Abuse and Power: How an Innocent American Was Framed in an Attempted Coup Against the President (click link to find on Amazon)
In Chapter Two of his book, Page writes “What happened to me . . . can happen to anyone.” The book’s dedication reads “To the honest members of the U.S. Intelligence Community, law enforcement, and the media–may their brave professionalism continue to shine as a beacon of hope amidst the destruction“