To this self-righteous and self-exalted class

And when men, professing to be holy men, and who are by numbers so regarded, declare those things to be sinful which our Creator has expressly authorized and instituted, they do more to destroy his authority among mankind then the most wicked can effect, by proclaiming that to be innocent which he has forbidden. To …

What have the Abolitionists done, what have they given, for the Negro race?

Under the master’s care, the miserable black savage has been fed, clothed, instructed in useful arts, and made an important contributor to the business and enjoyments of the world. What have the Abolitionists done, what have they given, for the Negro race? They use the slave for the purposes of self-glorification only, indifferent about his …

For far less cause than this, our fathers separated from the Crown of England

We must either submit to degradation, and to the loss of property worth four billions of money, or we must secede from the Union framed by our fathers, to secure this as well as every other species of property. For far less cause than this, our fathers separated from the Crown of England. ~ Mississippi …

The negro slaves of the South are the happiest, and, in some sense, the freest people in the world

The negro slaves of the South are the happiest, and, in some sense, the freest people in the world. The children and the aged and infirm work not at all, and yet have all the comforts and necessaries of life provided for them. They enjoy liberty, because they are oppressed neither by care nor labor. …

A master may, in an important sense, be the guardian and even father of his slaves

In this argument, the advocates for emancipation blend the ideas of injustice and cruelty with those, which respect the existence of slavery, and consider them as inseparable. But, surely, they may be separated. A bond-servant may be treated with justice and humanity as a servant; and a master may, in an important sense, be the …

The slave power always laughed at the political and economic arguments against it

The slave power always laughed at the political and economic arguments against it. Calhoun the ablest defender of the system, was acute enough to see that slavery could survive only upon the ground that it was right. [William Lloyd] Garrison put aside all questions of policy or expediency, and demanded immediate and unconditional emancipation because …