Resolved, that the people of the state of Mississippi look upon the institution of domestic slavery…… not as curse, but as a blessing, as the legitimate condition of the African race, as authorized both by the laws of God and the dictates of reason and humanity …… We will allow no present change, or hope of future alteration in this matter.
Such after the fact rationalized about slavery arose only to justify an existing system. The South also developed polemics about the relative humanity of slavery versus what they termed Northern wage slavery.