About Norma Vasquez

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  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    The therapist said, of Trump, “He’s picking on poor countries. Qatar is financing ISIS —why is Qatar allowed to come? Why is Saudi Arabia allowed to come?” She went on, “Even under Obama, whom I adore, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia bombed the hell out of Yemen. So why is he picking on them?” One woman suggested, in English, “They picked the countries that don’t have any President.”
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 51, the guarantee of religious liberty lies in having many kinds of faiths, and the guarantee of civil liberty lies in having many kinds of people—in establishing a “multiplicity of interests” to go along with a “multiplicity of sects.” The idea doesn’t reflect a “weak” desire for niceness. It is, instead, intended to counter the brutal logic of the playground. When there are many kinds of bullied kids, they can unite against the bully: “Even the stronger individuals are prompted, by the uncertainty of their condition, to submit to a government...
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Kellyanne replied. “You don’t ever need to think about it. It’s like when I go on CNN, and they try to confront me with facts. I just smile and say random words, and I keep repeating them until, finally, whoever I’m talking to just gives up.”
    Note: ha!
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    The phenomenon of politicians who maintain popularity despite being corrupt is more common than you’d imagine: think of Silvio Berlusconi, in Italy. In the U.S., the most interesting recent example was the Ohio congressman James Traficant, who served nine terms, from 1985 to 2002. The heart of Traficant’s district was Youngstown, once known as Steeltown, U.S.A. His supporters had a lot in common with the white working-class voters who helped elect Trump, and Traficant himself was in many ways a Trump precursor. He was a populist and a fierce opponent of free trade; he even used the slogan...
  • Norma shared from http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001O2SCKI/ref=r_soa_p_i
    Langston Hughes: “Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— / Let it be that great strong land of love / Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme.”
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Norma Vasquez