From Harry Thomsen's "The New Religions of Japan" (1963), p. 98:
The election campaign in 1956 was carried out by Soka Gakkai with no regard for election laws, and many members were arrested. One of them said: "To win we had to carry out the most effective election campaign. We therefore simply had to disregard the election laws. But we cannot have committed anything wrong, for all we have done is only for the good of our Gakkai!"
SGI Hoben-pon [Expedent Means] = to lie, cheat, and steal for the sake of the Soka Gakkai.