Justice Felix Frankfurter Quote

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes”

~ Justice Felix Frankfurter

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

Ratings and Comments


Joe, Metropolis, IL

Excellent. This should be engraved on all public buildings.

Joe
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Joe    2/1/06
David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

Ditto, Joe - wish it wasn't so.

Al, washington dc

If you only knew....

Joe, Rochester, MI

The invisible powers are known as lobbyists! Get rid of that money and their power evaporates.

Mike, NC
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Mike, NC    2/2/06

That's really scary, but what is more scary is that a U.S. Supreme Court Justice is saying it.

William Ballitine, Fort Worth

Paranoia from a man near the top!

Anonymous
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Anonymous    7/29/06

Paranoia from a man near the top and rightfully so!

Anon
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Anon    10/5/06

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.

W. Shortfellow, Boston

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.

Chaos Theorist, Gaithersburg, MD

Learn the truth about September 11, 2001 and you will have no doubts: www.stj911.com

RBE, Anywhere in Europe

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....

cal, Lewisville, Texas

We all know too well that Dick Cheney ran the Whitehouse when W Bush was president.

Joe, Manchester

Read 'Power' by Stephen Luke for an exposition of the real 'string pullers'. Not just in Washington but world wide.

Mike, Norwalk

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.

George, Montreal

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!

E Archer, NYC

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.

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