That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.
You cannot make things like principle and truth just go away. They are like a ball being held underwater. They desire to come up and God draws them up again despite our best protests. No matter how clever our machines or how calloused our consciences, we just cannot seem to tamp out that pesky spark. God will not let that flame expire. He will breath it back to life or spontaneously combust it where dampness previously prevailed.