The Left's contempt for the Boy Scouts of America is rooted in the boys’ organization’s patriotism and wholesomeness, asserted both Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson and Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk on Wednesday.

"Even before the current gender battles, which are obviously part of this, the Left disliked the Boy Scouts," said Kirk, "and I always thought it was because the Boy Scouts are the two things they hate; they’re wholesome and they’re non-ironic."

Kirk traced the hatred for the Boy Scouts back to the Left's Marxist roots, which pit them against "traditional values."

"What the Left is trying to accomplish is a deconstruction of traditional values, and this goes back to the 1920s and 1930s, and this is what the Marxists have been so effective in doing in overtaking our universities, and this is just another attack on a fundamental institution that has proven to be successful over the last 100 years in turning boys into men," he said, adding, "and men do matter, but the Left does not think so."

“As an Eagle Scout, I’m disgusted and disappointed to see this,” said Kirk in reference to the Boy Scouts’ decision to begin admitting girls.

Partial transcript below.

CARLSON: But even before the current gender battles, which are obviously part of this, the left disliked the Boy Scouts, and I always thought it was because the Boy Scouts are the two things they hate; they’re wholesome and they’re non-ironic. It’s the same reason the left always hates the Mormons, there’s no ironic inflection, they’re just sincere. Why does that drive liberals so crazy?

KIRK: Well, it also goes to show why they’re supporting these national anthem protests [at the NFL]. They hate patriotism, and there’s no group more than the Boy Scouts that have defended the flag or have engendered or fostered patriotism amongst our youth, and one of the key components of being a Boy Scout is understanding the flag code, and being involved in your local community, and understanding what it means to actually serve your country.

What the Left is trying to accomplish is a deconstruction of traditional values, and this goes back to the 1920s and 1930s, and this is what the Marxists have been so effective in doing in overtaking our universities, and this is just another attack on a fundamental institution that has proven to be successful over the last 100 years in turning boys into men; and men do matter, but the Left does not think so.

CARLSON: I absolutely agree with that.

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