Peace and Freedom Editor John E. Carey
Mr. Carey has been named by the U.S. Navy as one of the 20 founding members or "Pathfinders" of the Navy Ballistic Missile Defense program.
In March of 2007 the people of the tribal areas, Pakistan announced that they were awarding the "Award from the Poor" to John on behalf of his work for them.
He was the Chairman of NATO's Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development and a technical advisor to the Bilateral Strategic Talks with Russia.
Mr. Carey has lived in China and other overseas locations.
He has a Masters Degree (with Honors) in International Relations.
Mr. Carey is active in Human Rights activities and has written extensively about human rights issues with his wife, Honglien. He is a regular contributor to many newspapers and internet discussion groups and considers The Washington Times as his "home" newspaper.
He also manages the "Peace and Freedom" Information Group.
Peace and Freedom is supported by journalists and experts world-wide such as Wantanee in Thailand, Hieu in Vietnam, Win Le in China and Muhammad in Khar (Bajaur, Tribal Areas, Pakistan).
On September 6, 2006, TIME Magazine initiated a link to our Peace and Freedom web sites; an honor that made us most proud of our web contributions of this, our Flagship (http://peace-and-freedom.blogspot.com/), our Extended Remarks ( http://extendedremarks.blogspot.com/) and our page of personal essays (http://johnib.wordpress.com/).
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John and Honglien teach English as a Second Languange (ESL) to newly arrived Vietnamese immigrants.
Mr. Carey has also written nearly 100 stories of the American Civil War, at:
He works for national security objectives, military operations and homeland defence.
The Vietnamese people honor their ancestors on their Day of Death. John's wife Lien lost her brother Phuong in a Communist Vietnam prison. Nobody knows his Day of Death. Phuong is now remembered and honored on the anniversary of John's Mother's death: October 29. With pride.
"The great good news about America -- The American gospel, if you will - is that religion shapes the life of the nation without strangling it. Belief in God is central to the country's experience, yet for the broad center faith is a matter of choice, not coercion and the legacy of the Founding is that the center holds."
--John Meacham, managing editor of Newsweek, is also the author of, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers and the Making of a Nation.
"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph."
"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."
"We have not men fit for the times. We are deficient in genius, in education, in travel, in fortune — in everything." So wrote Massachusetts delegate and future President John Adams as the First Continental Congress got down to business.
"Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.”
--Daniel Webster (1782-1852), US Senator - 1851
"I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary."
-- Nathan Hale (remark to Captain William Hull, who had attempted to dissuade him from volunteering for a spy mission for General Washington, September 1776)
"When an American asks for the cooperation of his fellow citizens, it is seldom refused; and I have often seen it afforded spontaneously and with great good will."
--Alexis de Tocqueville
"The wrongs which we seek to condemn and punish have been so calculated, so malignant and so devastating, that civilization cannot tolerate their being ignored because it cannot survive their being repeated."
– -Robert Jackson, chief U.S. prosecution counsel at the Nuremberg Tribunal
"Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves."
-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Edward Carrington, 16 January 1787)
"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood."
-- John Adams (A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765) Reference: The Revolutionary Writings of John Adams, Thompson, ed. (28)
"As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust: So there are other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other form. Were the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us, faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be that there is not sufficient virtue among men for self-government; and that nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another."
-- James Madison (Federalist No. 55, 15 February 1788)
"The idea of restraining the legislative authority in the means of providing for the national defense is one of those refinements which owe their origin to a zeal for liberty more ardent than enlightened. "
-- Alexander Hamilton (Federalist No. 26)
"[I]f the trumpet give an uncertain sound who shall prepare himself to the battle?"
(Corinthians 14: 8).
"Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing . . . after they have exhausted all other possibilities."
-- Widely attributed to Winston Churchill
(There are so many great Sir Winston quotes that you should visit:
“The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the republican model of government, are justly considered deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”
"The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting, with noiseless foot, and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step, and holding what it gains, is ingulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them."
-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Judge Spencer Roane, 9 March 1821)
"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly."
"God grants liberty only to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it."
"[T]he present Constitution is the standard to which we are to cling. Under its banners, bona fide must we combat our political foes - rejecting all changes but through the channel itself provides for amendments."
-- Alexander Hamilton (letter to James Bayard, April 1802) Reference: Selected Writings and Speeches of Alexander Hamilton, Frisch, ed. (511)
"If a nation shows that it knows how to act with decency ... then it need fear no interference from the US ... but brutal wrongdoing, or an impotence which results in a general loosening of the ties of civilised society, may finally require intervention by some civilised nation ... the US cannot ignore this duty."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
"The duty of an upright administration is to pursue its course steadily, to know nothing of these family dissentions, and to cherish the good principles of both parties."
-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to George Logan, 1805)
"To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there."
-- Kofi Annan
"If men of wisdom and knowledge, of moderation and temperance, of patience, fortitude and perseverance, of sobriety and true republican simplicity of manners, of zeal for the honour of the Supreme Being and the welfare of the commonwealth; if men possessed of these other excellent qualities are chosen to fill the seats of government, we may expect that our affairs will rest on a solid and permanent foundation."
-- Samuel Adams (letter to Elbridge Gerry, 27 November 1780)
"Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious."
"Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast."
Film Director Robert Altman died November 21, 2006. I always think of directors, writers and artists as people telling a story through their own creativity, practice and gifts. When he finally sat down for an interview, Altman came to the heart of his filmmaking philosophy: "I'm just showing you what I see. This is my impression of what my life has been and the culture I'm a part of. . . . These people (in my movies) are all my family. I love them dearly....We don't have any content in films. Everything we do is a matter of style. Style is just a way of getting your attention and saying, 'Hey, look what I see!"'
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