"The real rulers in Washington are invisible
and exercise power from behind the scenes."
by:
Justice Felix Frankfurter
(1882-1965) U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Source:
Attributed by Ratibor-Ray M. Jurjevich, The War on Christ in America: Christian Fortress in America Under Siege--Christophobes of the Media and of the Supreme Court in Action (1985), p. 296
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Excellent. This should be engraved on all public buildings.
 -- Joe, Metropolis, IL     
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     -- Joe      
    Ditto, Joe - wish it wasn't so.
     -- David L. Rosenthal , Hollywood     
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     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    If you only knew....
     -- Al, washington dc     
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    The invisible powers are known as lobbyists! Get rid of that money and their power evaporates.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
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    That's really scary, but what is more scary is that a U.S. Supreme Court Justice is saying it.
     -- Mike, NC     
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    Paranoia from a man near the top!
     -- William Ballitine, Fort Worth     
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    Paranoia from a man near the top and rightfully so!
     -- Anonymous     
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    Where? What's the context? Is this in an opinion he wrote? I've never seen any attribution to any original source for this quote, so I must conclude that it is bogus until proven real.
     -- Anon     
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    Read 'Tragedy and Hope' by Georgetown Professor Dr. Carroll Quigley, and you will discover who the Justice was referring to. The initial published Book was blocked and taken out of all Libraries in 1973. I know since I have a copy of the first edition from one of the libraries.
     -- W. Shortfellow, Boston     
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    Learn the truth about September 11, 2001 and you will have no doubts: www.stj911.com
     -- Chaos Theorist, Gaithersburg, MD     
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    Regardless of its source, and any accusations of paranoia, the quote is correct - and you don't need a degree in political science to see this....
     -- RBE, Anywhere in Europe     
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     -- RBE, Anywhere in Europe      
    We all know too well that Dick Cheney ran the Whitehouse when W Bush was president.
     -- cal, Lewisville, Texas     
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    Read 'Power' by Stephen Luke for an exposition of the real 'string pullers'. Not just in Washington but world wide.
     -- Joe, Manchester     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Cheney was to big to be prosecuted. His hunting adventures with use-to-be associates illustrated that point very well. I don't know that Cheney ran the White House (the Bush-men do such things as have countries invaded for oil, retribution and personal profit, etc.) but, he was certainly one of the cabal. The Clinton's Foundation is an excellent example of the quote's accuracy - the Clintons are bigger than the government so they can not be convicted. 9/11 is another example - the official explanation of how all the buildings came down is beyond ludicrous and is anti-science.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    This is a disputed quotation and apparently has no verifiable source of authenticity. Do you not know this? You should, if you care for your readers. It seems to me that the least you could do, as a reliable website,would be to qualify the quotation's authenticity by mentioning its uncertain provenance. Otherwise you are breaching the reader's right to fairness. Caveat lector!
     -- George, Montreal     
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    Those with the power know the game. What power does a president and a congress have if they are beholden to the banking cartel? The common people know little to nothing about how it all really works.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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