Money and not morality is the principle of commerce and commercial nations… Justice, honor, faith, must yield to the necessity of keeping themselves in place. The question whether a measure is moral is never asked, but whether it will nourish the avarice of their merchants, or the piratical spirit of their navy, or produce any other effect which may strengthen them in their places… This is the true character of such governments in practice, however different their theory; and it presents the singular phenomenon of a nation, the individuals of which are as faithful to their private engagements and duties, as honorable, as worthy, as those of any nation on earth, and whose government is yet the most unprincipled ever known.

~ Thomas Jefferson 1743-1826 3rd President of the United States

Historical Age: Age of Reason 1650-1950; Astrological Age, Age of Pisces 1AD −2000; Sun Sign, Pisces.