A father-son exchange:
Where did it come from?
I don't know.
We're not going to kill it, are we Papa?
No. We're not going to kill it.
SOPA seems to have been inspired by Joe Lieberman's "request" last December that Visa and Mastercard shut off donations to the non-profit organization that funds Wikileaks. They look to institutionalize that capability - to make us all little "Joe Liebermans" who can censor the Internet at will based on any unsubstantiated allegation that some crime has been committed. (Its like a super DMCA, because, you know, there is no problem at all with people filing inappropriate DMCA takedown notices.)
Quoting James Otis's speech on the Writs of Assistance:
"What a scene does this open! Every man prompted by revenge, ill humour, or wantonness to..."
...shut down his neighbor's website, may issue a SOPA letter. ...
"Others will ask it from self-defence; one arbitrary exertion will provoke another, until society be involved in tumult and blood."
RE: Kill The Bill