…When your at the bottom of a hole you should stop digging…

“The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall
have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of
all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the
limits of the several States; and may permit them, at such times, and in
such manner as it may by law provide, to form States to be admitted
into the Confederacy. In all such territory the institution of negro
slavery, as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized
and protected by Congress and by the Territorial government; and the
inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories shall have
the right to take to such Territory any slaves lawfully held by them in
any of the States or Territories of the Confederate States.”