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And I say it's not easy to get to be a Senator, it's not easy to get to be a Congressman. It requires a tremendous burden financially, physically and family-wise.
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And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic.
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And the reason I was out front, frankly, was because of spending a young lifetime with a wonderful woman, Evan's mother Marvella, who had sensitized me to what it was like to be discriminated against.
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And Title IX coming along there. I don't think Evan would have done any different than I did. I was fortunate to be there at a time when that was right.
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But I've been the leader in the Senate, as you may know, to protect the right to choose. Not because I though abortion was nice and kind, but I think nobody should put themselves in the position of the woman and her husband and her doctor and her minister when decisions like that are made.
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But if you really want to get involved in making a difference, you can stay at home with your family and have a job and make a reasonable living without having to be on an airplane all of the time, then you ought to go back home and run for School Board.
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But people that are worried about unborn babies are the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.
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Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.
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Color has nothing to do with the issue; the fact that he's a man probably does, because here a man is asking his school board to do something about discrimination against his women students, his girls, and that to me is the way it ought to be done in the schools, communities throughout the country.
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Fathers that sire children then often don't take care of them I think ought to be subjected to some sort of penalty.
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First of all, I think my involvement in Title IX is probably the most important contribution I made to the governmental process.
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How come life is so important in the nine months before birth, but then we sort of forget about the importance, we're not worried about whether that baby lives in poverty once he or she is born.
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I had the good fortune to be able to right an injustice that I thought was being heaped on young people by lowering the voting age, where you had young people that were old enough to die in Vietnam but not old enough to vote for their members of Congress that sent them there.
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I look at the Senior Al Gore that I had the chance to serve in the Senate with. A great human being. He went down to defeat to this right wing bunch back at the time.
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I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President's party to get him to turn back the clock.
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I think that it's important if you run for President that you have to make those important decisions. And your father, if he can help, probably, he helps just by being your father without getting intimately involved.
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I think that's most unfortunate about our Democratic system, that you're confining it to people who are either very wealthy in their own right or have capacity to gain access to large amounts of money.
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I think they have every reason to be very frustrated about how the process works.
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I think we have a number of young people - like yourself - who want to make a difference. I'm not sure the numbers are as large because I think the burden of getting elected to public office at the national level has become astronomically expensive.
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I was on the Judiciary Committee and actively involved in the Civil Rights movement.
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In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies and found out there were a bunch of young folks that there were a bunch of young folks that he had been able to recruit on his own.
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It's unfortunate. Title IX is rather simple: don't discriminate on the basis of sex.
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One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity and that we can be trusted with their money.
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People are concerned, here again, about life, and haven't given a whole lot of attention to how you make fathers responsible for the lives they bring into the world.
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Well, I don't know too many governors who are flaming ideologues.
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You know I don't think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us.
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You look at the whole Human Rights questions, I happened to be there at just the right time when the country was awakening - this goes to the first question you asked - the whole country was awakening to a hundred years of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet.
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You shouldn't have to sue somebody to get justice. It ought to come through administrative process.
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Young people are being elected for School Boards all over the country.
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