Washington, DC, is surrounded by a highway called the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495). Someone who is “inside the Beltway” is a Washington (or federal government) insider; someone “outside the Beltway” is a Washington outsider.
The LewRockwell.com Blog has used the term “Beltwaytarian” since January 22, 2008. A “Beltwaytarian” is someone “inside the Beltway” who claims to be Libertarian, but who believes in a large and powerful federal government.
belt·way noun, often attributive \ˈbelt-ˌwā\
Definition of BELTWAY
1: a highway skirting an urban area
2 capitalized: the political and social world of Washington, D.C., viewed especially as insular and exclusive
First Known Use of BELTWAY
Hapless Beltwaytarians and the One Man They Can’t Beat
Posted by Karen De Coster on January 22, 2008 07:40 PM
Lew, thanks for pointing out this follow-up piece from Justin Raimondo’s original knockout punch. Somebody send that man a box of Cuban cigars. Justin is spot-on when he says that the smear cowards are speechless.
Beltwaytarians Against Ron Paul
Posted by Karen De Coster on January 22, 2008 08:21 PM
Someone writes: “Isn’t it ironic that stato and treason, hitherto little-known outside of libertarianism, now have much higher profiles: as the anti-Ron Paul think tank, and the anti-Ron Paul magazine?” Too bad the stato institute’s man just dropped out.
Ron Paul 2012 Forums
01-24-2010, 12:44 PM
Well, there is a long running battle between the Lew Rockwell/Mises/Rothdardians and the Cato/Reason crowd. Lew Rockwell calls the Beltwaytarians.
Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:14 pm
If you want to ask a question about “Beltwaytarians” (or “[T]Reason” or “the Stato Institute” or any other brilliant witticisms), send it in.
The Battle of Atlanta
Thursday, July 21, 2011
“Rothbard On Lincoln And His War”
I’d like to see if the beltwaytarians have the chutzpah to apply this label to the late, great Murray Rothbard, of Brooklyn, New York, who authored this scathing critique of Lincoln and his war that contained such passages as the following: ...
A Snotty, Snearing Beltwaytarian
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on May 30, 2012 03:10 PM
In 2007–2008 some of the higher ups at the Cato Institute helped orchestrate a vicious smear campaign against Ron Paul and his supporters. Unlike them, Ron never supported the “PATRIOT Act” and the occupation of Afghanistan. He wants to abolish the Fed; they pretend to be interested in “improving” the Fed. They want to “work with” the Washington establishment; Ron wants to abolish as much of that establishment as possible
What Will They Do With All Those Pocket Constitutions?
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on June 29, 2012 11:33 AM
Perhaps the biggest waste of Charles Koch’s (and others’ ) money by the beltwaytarians has been the Cato Institute’s giving away of tens of thousands of little “pocket constitutions” over the past twenty years or so.
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