Birch Bayh

(Birch Evans Bayh Jr.)

Birch Bayh
Birch Bayh
  • Born: January 22, 1928
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Birch Evans Bayh Jr. is an American politician and former U.S. Senator from Indiana, serving from 1963 to 1981. He is the only non–Founding Father to author two amendments, XXV and XXVI, to the United States Constitution and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 1976.

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Can we in good conscience expect youth to work within the system when we deny them that very opportunity? Voters, Voting & Elections
Senator and Mrs. Birch Bayh have slashed the price of their Potomac [MD] home to way below market. They haven't been so beaten down since Dan Quayle did it to 'em in 1980. Miscellaneous
The key question is who determines if a President is unable to perform his duties? Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The more complicated you make a Constitutional amendment …, the more contingencies for which you provide, the more difficult it is to get it passed. Constitution / Bills & Declaratiobns of Rights
We have 28,000 drug patents held by American universities that are not being developed. Copyrights, Patents & Intellectual Property
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.
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. Time
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. Time ;Families, Children & Parenting
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. Government
Certainly I think the election of John Kennedy and all he stood for was one that really was an inspiration.
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. Life
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.
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. Time
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. Women
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.
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. Money, Coins & Minting
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.
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.
It's unfortunate. Title IX is rather simple: don't discriminate on the basis of sex.
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. Money, Coins & Minting
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. Life
Well, I don't know too many governors who are flaming ideologues.
You know I don't think we need the Republicans to steal family values from us. Families, Children & Parenting
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. Time
You shouldn't have to sue somebody to get justice. It ought to come through administrative process.
Young people are being elected for School Boards all over the country.