„We make no hypocritical pretense of being interested in the Philippines solely on account of others. While we regard the welfare of these people as a sacred trust, we regard the welfare of the American people first. We see our duty to ourselves as well as to others. We believe in trade expansion. By every legitimate means within the province of government and constitution we mean to stimulate the expansion of our trade and open new markets.“

—  Henry Cabot Lodge, The Bacon Resolutions http://www.msc.edu.ph/centennial/bacon.html (September 1, 1900).
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