In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Dred Scott was property and therefore not a person.
In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that property is a person!
My! How times change!
In 1857 a mostly conservative (slave owners) Supreme Court declared that the slave Dred Scott was property and was not a person. A Republican President was disgusted by the decision.
In 2010 a mostly conservative (business ties) Supreme Court declared that corporations (property) are persons. Have any Republicans been disgusted by this ruling? Poor spinning Abe!
What hasn't changed is that "conservatives" are more concerned with property than with people. Of course, the more property you have, the more rights you have over those with less property. I'm sure you've heard of eminent domain and its use to take houses and land from small property owners and give it to large property owners.