Beverly Gunn writes writes in American Thinker “Fighting the Beltway Mentality.”


“This was demonstrated as each person we met immediately gave us their job title, followed by the title of whatever their (significant other) did for a living. It was clear this was done to highlight personal importance.  In part this amused me, but I soon came to understand this was only the beginning of what we learned was called Beltway Mentality.  We discovered that this was an area where each person we met was competing to out-do everyone else, while also cultivating self-importance.”

“It was a singularly insular place where a certain framework of assumption included the concept that ideas formed here should be the gold standard for the nation and the rest of the world.  Or worse, the assumption’s further corollary was that if others did not think your way, then they must have a significant defect!”