I agree that doing something "just b/c you can" isn't necessarily the best way to go. However, for free speech to have any meaning, you often have to tolerate such insults and dismiss them as eccentricities or ignore them altogether. But the extremists do prove one thing, if nothing else.....that people will be cowed into some form of submission if credibly threatened w/violence.
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman