The Girl Scouts honored Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her appointment to the Supreme Court in a recent tweet:
 
“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the Girl Scouts tweeted Wednesday evening. Below was an image of the four other women who had the extraordinary achievement, Elena Kagen, Sonia Sotomayor, former associate justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
 
Cue the outrage from far-left Twitter users, causing the organization to delete the tweet… which, in turn, enraged Barrett’s supporters.
 
Immediately, activists called for a boycott. 
 
Democratic U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley tweeted, “What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?” Many other users, such as actor Zach Braff, said they would no longer be buying cookies and would try to learn how to make them themselves. 
 
Other users praised the organization for the original tweet and lamented the deletion of the tweet. “Girl Scouts, thank you for celebrating ALL women and showing us there is a place at the table for those with ALL different sorts of values. Practicing what you’re preaching, right here. It’s very nice to see,” tweeted one user. 
 
After removing the tweet, the Girl Scouts put out a statement: “Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post…. Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.” They added, “For over 100 years we have worked and we will continue to work for equality and to break down barriers for girls everywhere and support increasing the presence of women across all levels of government.”
 
This isn’t the first time the Girl Scouts elevated a woman in politics. In December of 2013, they tweeted an article in which Hillary Clinton discussed the value of female leadership. So, the problem wasn’t getting involved in politics, it was getting involved in conservative politics.
 
Look, I’m upset the Girl Scouts sold out their beliefs to the mob.  They shouldn’t have.  But, the next time I open my door to an 11 year old girl trying to sell me cookies, I’m not going to turn her away because an organization deleted a tweet. We need to stop the boycott culture before the Girl Scouts go under, and I can never order thin mints again. 
 
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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.