Censorship is among the worst of all evils. When censorship is alive, you can be obstructed from even discussing your grievances, or debating your recourse. Nonetheless, a clique of odious, moneyed politicians in Washington D.C. keep trying for it. For the those with fascist inclinations, it's the golden ring they're reaching for. For the rest of us it's anathema to our American values. Their motivations are irrelevant. Protect IP, SOPA, ACTA, TPP, OPEN... each of these bills seeks to create a censorship mechanism to obstruct the free flow of information on the internet. Once such a mechanism exists, it can be misused. And once it's in place it's too late.