I think the main issue here isn't JUST sopa and so-on, but the fact that the government appears to be using every means, short of armed troops, to rewrite the constitution to their liking. Best example would be "Search-and-seizure" supposedly for drugs. The excuse, at the time, was "The founding fathers never envisioned the current state of affairs". the way it works... if they can get away with something they are NOT entitled to regulate ONCE, then they have a free pass to doing more of it in the future. Government's favourite argument.. "Special case".