The good Wendell Phillips used to say that immorality even if enthroned will not endure. This mysterious moral law brings prosperity to the man who observes it: it sustains the family that obey it, and the community which lives by it ever flourishes. Freedom, peace and happiness are the lot of the nation that lets itself be ruled by this highest law.
Is There A Higher Law ? http://www.mkgandhi.org/ethical/higher_law.htm
Source: Boundless. “American Imperialism.” Boundless U.S. History. Boundless, 13 Jun. 2016. Retrieved 09 Jul. 2016 from https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/textbooks/boundless-u-s-history-textbook/the-gilded-age-1870-1900-20/american-imperialism-164/american-imperialism-896-3410/