Art Robinson announces 2020 Primary run for the Republican Nomination in Oregon’s Congressional District 4, located in Southwest Oregon.
Candidate Sees Blue-State Enthusiasm for Trump
October 7, 2018 – World Net Daily
In “blue” Oregon, where Hillary Clinton defeated Donald Trump by 11 points in 2016, Republican candidates like Art Robinson in the state’s 4th Congressional District face a steep challenge against Democratic incumbents such as Rep. Peter DeFazio.
Robinson ran against the progressive congressman for the first time in 2010, regarding it as a public service, and he’s run each election since then.
But this year stands out from the rest, he said, because he hasn’t experienced the overt opposition on the campaign trail of previous elections.
“What I see out there is tremendous enthusiasm for the president, and the other side is shut down,” he told WND.
“I don’t think the pollsters can see it.”
Robinson, a well-regarded Ph.D. scientist, educator, businessman and 38-year Oregon resident, served on the faculty of the University of California-San Diego, was president at the Linus Pauling Institute and now is head of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.
The former chairman of the state Republican Party, Robinson believes that all of the Republicans in the 2018 midterms “rise and fall with Trump.”
And he sees strong enthusiasm for the president, because they recognize Trump is advancing the conservative agenda, including confirming constitutional judges, bolstering the economy, improving international relations and defending religious liberty.
“I don’t think it’s because they idolize a man,” he said of the enthusiastic support for Trump in a blue state. “I’m not suggesting this. The important thing is that he gets things done.
Read full article at: https://www.wnd.com/2018/10/candidate-sees-blue-state-enthusiasm-for-trump/
By Art Robinson, Ph.D.
Most congressional candidates are now busily telling voters what they will do if they win a seat in Congress, or retain the seat they already occupy.
Our nation’s founders intended that Congress would have relatively little to do. Respected members of their communities were selected to serve as public servants for brief terms as caretakers of our Constitutional republic. Each member is constrained by oath to follow our Constitution, which merely instructs these members to protect our lives, liberty and property from all threats – primarily threats from foreign invaders and from our government itself.
Congress has come a long way since then.
In continual violation of their oaths, members of Congress have arrogated to themselves almost total control of every aspect of our lives – a control they grudgingly share with the executive and judicial governmental branches and enforce through a vast complex of bureaucratic apparatchiks.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, who while in office rigorously adhered to the Constitution, earned the nickname “Dr. No” because he so routinely voted against unconstitutional actions by the U.S. Congress.
And the American people have been taught that they live in a “democracy” wherein they are entitled to vote away the lives, liberty and property of their neighbors if they can get 51 percent of the vote. The original idea was that congressmen would be elected by majority votes – not that the freedoms of Americans would be determined by such votes. The founders were very clear about this difference.
Our freedoms are God-given. Congress has no just authority to change this.
So, in 2018 what should we do? Grumble as we scurry about beneath the feet of our masters? Join the system and seek congressional preference for ourselves? Or vote for principled members of Congress in the hope that our fellow Americans will do this too, and that a majority of the members will return our freedoms to us?
Most grassroots Americans are trying to do all three of these things simultaneously. And since our current members of Congress arise from these grassroots, I am optimistic that many, perhaps even a majority, would like to return to our Constitution, too.
In the meantime, most Congressmen would probably like to exercise their current power with wisdom. But wisdom must be coupled with knowledge, and few if any members of Congress possess the knowledge to cast wise votes on the myriad issues now before them. Even if a member did have that knowledge, that member has only 1 vote out of 435 in the House, or 1 vote out of 100 in the Senate. Each is a bit player in a vast enterprise. Is there a way to do more?
I believe there is.
Each congressional office has desks for about eight or so political staffers. These staffers are busy making the member feel important, advising him on voting for the special interests that keep the member in office, and interfacing with the public. Mostly they are aspiring politicos working their way up the ladders in the Washington swamp. Each effectively has the powers of a member of Congress, except for the power to vote.
Within the Capitol building the staffers can speak to and write to everyone else, hold meetings in the many conference rooms and participate in all the many interpersonal activities within the building, except speaking and voting on the floors of the House and Senate. The staffers, to a very significant extent, affect the actions of Congress. And importantly, they exercise very great control on the level of knowledge in the Capitol building.
If elected to Congress, I would replace the political staffers in the Oregon office with real people. In this way, our office could have a much greater influence on wisdom in the Congress.
Consider, for example, MIT’s atmospheric physicist Richard Lindzen, who is one of our nation’s greatest scientific authorities on the issue of human-caused global warming. An eminent scientist, Professor Lindzen is also an articulate public writer and speaker. Ordinarily, he is allowed to speak for 30 minutes or so to a congressional committee every couple of years. The idea is that the exalted members turn their ears occasionally toward Professor Lindzen – very occasionally.
What do you suppose would happen to congressional knowledge on this issue if Dick Lindzen were to occupy one of those eight desks in my office for several months, with the full powers of a congressional staffer? I guarantee the level of congressional knowledge on this issue would increase a hundredfold.
I told Dick Lindzen that if I win a seat in Congress, he has lost his vacation. In reply, he sent us a campaign contribution.
Another example arises from the great importance of the timber industry in Oregon District 4, which has the finest stands of Douglas fir in the world – but is prevented from using this resource by unwise decisions made by the U.S. Congress.
Therefore, the desk next to Dick Lindzen’s should be occupied, on a rotating basis, by a sawmill owner, a log mill sawyer, a log truck driver and a timber faller. When that timber faller throws one of those long Oregon chain saws over his shoulder and walks down the halls in Congress, they will never forget it. And, his seminar on work in Oregon forests – across the hall the next day in the Capitol building – will have standing room only. He will speak in the language and dialect of his working people. I guarantee that the denizens of Congress will learn this language!
That timber faller will be there day after day. Each day he will sally forth from that desk spreading needed knowledge about Oregon forests throughout the Capitol building.
We’ll need an education desk, too, occupied by real teachers. And an energy desk for the men and women who actually build and operate, with their own hands, America’s energy technology. And a border-control desk with people who actually personally protect our borders.
Should Wall Street have a desk and the bankers who flood our nation with fiat money and debt? Yes, they should – right beside the desk with experts on honest money as specified in our Constitution and the virtues of a debt-free nation.
That’s seven desks already, and we still need one for merchants from the main streets of Oregon District 4’s towns and cities – the entrepreneurs who struggle to do our nation’s business under the yoke of runaway taxation and regulation that wears them down and costs our communities millions of real jobs.
Perhaps we can squeeze in ten desks, but the list of real Americans includes a great multitude of specialties that have arisen in a nation of free people, but who are now suffering from the diminution of their freedom. We rotate as many of these as we can through several-month tenures within the two-year term. Who knows if a member who does this will see a second term? Who cares? We could do a lot for our nation with a program like this in just two years.
Put real people in the Capitol building! If we do, the members themselves will gradually realize that they, too, can be real people, and our nation will be better off.
Arthur Robinson, Ph.D., is a research professor of chemistry and co-founder of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. After co-founding the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine with Linus Pauling in 1973, Robinson, his wife, chemist Laurelee Robinson, physicist Martin Kamen, and later joined by Nobel-winning biochemist R. Bruce Merrifield, cofounded the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine in 1981. Robinson has also directed the Petition Project, which has obtained the support and signatures of more than 31,000 American scientists for a petition opposed – entirely on scientific grounds published in peer-reviewed journals – to the hypothesis of “human-caused global warming.”
Robinson is currently running for U.S. Congress in District 4 of Oregon. He has been nominated by District 4 Republicans to run for this position in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018. He has also received the nominations of the Constitution and Independent Parties for this position and has served as state chairman of the Oregon Republican Party.
US Representative, 4th District
Arthur B Robinson
Occupation: Scientist; Educator; Businessman
Occupational Background: Faculty, UC San Diego; President, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine
Educational Background: Caltech BS; UC San Diego PhD
Prior Governmental Experience: No government office.
Our nation and our people must prosper!
We must lift the dead hand of government off the backs of our people, so that the liberty, freedom, justice, and equality of opportunity of all Americans are assured. To do this, we should replace career politicians, who place their own self interests above the interests of the American people.
- American Security
We must protect the lives of all Americans, born and unborn, through legislation that is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.
We must secure our borders and end illegal immigration.
- Fiscal Responsibility
We must balance the federal budget to assure that our financial obligations to social security, national defense, and other contractual commitments can be paid.
- Justice for All
We must end unconstitutional corporatism so that American businesses compete in the marketplace, rather than in buying favors from politicians, and we must assure that all Americans, those in the highest positions and those who are the least fortunate, are treated equally before the law.
- Keep our National Contract and Heritage
We must rigorously follow the rules of our Constitutional Republic. No governmental action should be taken that violates the Constitution.
- Defend our Nation
The strength of our military must be maintained at the highest level, both by adequate investment and by avoiding involvement in unnecessary foreign adventures.
Our schools should be under the control of our parents, teachers, and local communities.
- Liberty and Common Law
Each of us should do all that we have agreed to do, and we should not encroach on other persons or their property. Our government should serve as a just referee of our adherence to this common law.
(This information furnished by Art Robinson for Congress.)
Robinson laboratory discovers urinary metabolic profiles diagnostic of heart attacks and cancer, before symptoms are evident. Research published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, September 2017. Available at: http://www.jpands.org/vol22no3/robinson.pdf
Born March 24, 1942 to Zelma Robinson and Edward H. Robinson. Graduated from Lamar High School in Houston, Texas, 1959.
BS in chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1963. President of freshman and sophomore classes at Caltech, Secretary of student body, and President of Dabney House. Undergraduate research under Jerome Vinograd and then employed by Linus Pauling to supervise Pauling’s undergraduate research students. Undergraduate research published as Robinson, A. B., Manly, K. F., Anthony, M.P., Catchpool, J. F., and Pauling, L. Science 149, pp 1255-1258 (1965).
PhD in chemistry, University of California at San Diego, 1968, under the direction of Martin D. Kamen, discoverer of Carbon 14. Carried out part of PhD work under R. Bruce Merrifield at Rockefeller University. PhD thesis on the synthesis and characterization of cytochrome-related molecules, original contributions to solid-phase peptide synthesis, and related experimental work.
Assistant Professor, University of California at San Diego, 1968-1972, beginning immediately upon completion of PhD. Taught freshman chemistry and graduate level course in physical chemistry. Directed undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and technicians in research on the deamidation of peptides and proteins and also directed Linus Pauling’s experimental research group in nutrition and preventive medicine.
Research Associate, Stanford University 1970-1972, directed undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate research on metabolic profiling (metabolomics). Also, carried out theoretical research with Linus Pauling on the structure of atomic nuclei.
President, Research Director, and co-founder of Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, 1973-1978. Directed graduate students, postgraduates, and technicians in experimental work on nutrition and preventive medicine and metabolic profiling.
President and Research Director of Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, 1980-present. Research emphasis is metabolic profiling, deamidation of peptides and proteins, and nutrition and preventive medicine. Deamidation research summarized in book, Molecular Clocks: Deamidation of Asparaginyl and Glutaminyl Residues in Peptides and Proteins by Noah E. Robinson and Arthur B. Robinson.
Extensive work on civilian nuclear weapons defense, 1985-1991, with Conrad Chester, director of civil defense research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Organized an 8,000 member civil defense advocacy group, built extensive educational nuclear defense equipment for FEMA, and published materials circulated by FEMA to emergency responders.
Writer and publisher of newsletter Access to Energy, a nuclear energy advocacy publication originated and written by Petr Beckman 1973 to 1993 and, after Petr Beckman’s death, written by Art Robinson 1994 to present. Access to Energy also covers other scientific subjects of special public interest, including especially all forms of energy generation and climate and environmental issues.
Chairman of Oregon Republican Party, 2013-2014, and Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Oregon District 4 in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016.
Married to Laurelee Robinson, mother and research chemist, 1971-1988. Laurelee died in 1988, when their children were 12, 10, 8, 6, 6, and 1.5 years old. Art raised and homeschooled their family and did not re-marry. Art Robinson’s children are:
Zachary Robinson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University.
Noah Robinson, PhD Chemistry, California Institute of Technology.
Arynne Robinson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
Joshua Robinson, PhD Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University
Bethany Jepsen, MS Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University
Matthew Robinson, PhD Nuclear Engineering, Oregon State University
In addition to their professional work, the Robinson children market a K-12 educational curriculum now used for homeschooling and as a supplement to public schooling by approximately 60,000 students.
Art Robinson has published numerous research papers in scientific journals including the Proceedings of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, Science, Nature, Mechanisms of Aging and Development, and other professional journals and three books, and has also written for news publications such as The Wall Street Journal. He is best known scientifically for his origination of and work in metabolic profiling and amide molecular clocks in peptides and proteins.
His political work is summarized in the book Common Sense in 2012 by Art Robinson. He also directed the Petition Project concerning the hypothesis of human-caused global warming. Six exemplary personal recommendations published with Common Sense in 2012 include:
“Dr. Robinson is one of the most gifted scientists I have ever met.” – Martin Kamen – Fermi Prize and Discoverer of Carbon 14.
“Dr. Robinson is known to me as a careful, competent, and well-informed scientist” – Edward Teller – Defense Scientist
“Arthur Robinson has the respect of a very significant portion of the scientific community.” – Frederic Seitz – Former President of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences
“I strongly endorse Art Robinson for election to the U.S. Congress. In the 15 years I have known Art, I have found him to be an outstanding scientist, a man of uncompromising integrity. Art’s depth of knowledge of the economic, scientific, energy, and industrial challenges that face our nation is unparalleled. Men of his ability are urgently needed in Washington.” – Steve Forbes – Publisher and Entrepreneur
“In my experience with space flight, I have come to know many men of excellence. Art Robinson is the best can-do guy I know. He’s what we need in Washington, and I think Oregon voters should elect Art Robinson. He’s a treasure.” – Scott Carpenter – Mercury Astronaut
Art Robinson’s philosophy is that the government is far too intrusive in our lives. He understands we have to stop the spending in Washington, the growth of the national debt, and allow the Constitution to function. I strongly recommend the 4th congressional district of Oregon put Art Robinson in the Congress of the United States”. – Harrison Schmitt – Apollo Astronaut and former U. S. Senator
In the past three election contests vs. Peter DeFazio, I have won all of the rural counties of District 4, Oregon every time. These Oregon counties are suffering the bad economic effects of poor congressional representation.
DeFazio has won in the cities of Eugene and Corvallis. These cities are thriving because they are homes to two great universities, U of O and OSU. These universities bring very large amounts of wealth into these communities. I hope they continue to thrive.
Unfortunately, Mr. DeFazio and his big spending friends have bought their way back into office every two years with our tax money, with borrowed money, and with printed money – to the extent that our national economy hangs by a thread from collapse. Eugene and Corvallis may soon join the rest of District 4 in an economic depression of historic proportions as a result of economic irresponsibility in Congress.
The politicians who have caused this calamity are not going to fix it. We need new, fiscally responsible representation in Washington as soon as possible.
Pete DeFazio’s career in Washington has been one long lie, financed by the people of Oregon. He’ll be back now, during the next six months, figuring that once again he can fool 51% of the voters all of the time.
Art Robinson has received the Republican nomination to run against him for the 4th time.
Let’s look at Pete’s record.
- In 30 years in office, Pete has originated very little significant legislation. He has always been quick to sell his vote for personal gain, such as his last minute switcheroo to cast a deciding vote for Obamacare, but most of his few personal legislative initiatives have died in committee, when they managed to get that far.
Pete is famous for dropping a perfunctory bill in the hopper to please a special interest and then not following through. And, almost everyone in Oregon is familiar with his biennial election-time forest plan paperwork that appears on the front pages of the newspapers that dance to his tune at election time and then vanishes until resurrected for the next election.
- Pete has disparaged Art Robinson’s education record all over Oregon, but look at the facts. A PhD in chemistry educated at Caltech and UCSD, Art has been a successful teacher all of his life – of K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students, and his own six children all hold advanced degrees in science and engineering. Five of them hold doctoral degrees. Art and his children and students are also credited with significant discoveries in biochemistry and medicine.
Pete has never taught a student, nor has he ever used his undergraduate degree in gerontology in any publically productive way. Pete’s only successful work in gerontology has been the planning of his own lavish retirement by shipping his personal wealth to an off-shore tax haven in New Zealand.
Pete has given contributions from his salary to modest student scholarships – which are helpful to some students. But his motives in doing so are questionable because he has simultaneously spent millions of dollars in special interest campaign cash advertising these scholarships to voters in order to get their votes.
When faced with a primary opponent who had funded more dollars in scholarships than Pete, Pete claimed that his opponent was lying about this and endorsed a complaint to the Secretary of State filed during the voting. The complaint was thrown out by the Democrat Secretary of State (now Oregon Governor) after the primary election, where it got votes for DeFazio. This was just another DeFazio lie.
To cover his own failures in legislating for better education, Pete drags out partial quotes of Robinson – Robinson responses to wholesale educational neglect of students by union “educators,” such as those in Washington D.C. – who have destroyed the educations of an entire generation of black young people in schools that do not even teach most of the students to read. Robinson’s response – close these terrible schools, open some good ones, and give every kid a voucher so that he can attend any school in the U.S.
Yet, Pete DeFazio voted with the D.C. unions and against numerous efforts by other congressmen, including vouchers, to stop this educational atrocity. Pete’s view is that the schools are there for his union friends. The students are incidental.
There are 55 million American children in our public schools, some of which are failing miserably. Art Robinson is unwilling to sacrifice those students to gradual improvements.
Pete always votes with the public employ unions – when the unions are right and when the unions are wrong. His only concern is union support for his endless seeking of public office.
- Pete claims to be a champion of Social Security, while he runs lying ads claiming Robinson will end social security.
Yet, it is Robinson who has always called for raising Social Security premiums to bring them in line with inflation and revamping the whole program so that it sets aside money to have the cash to pay seniors in the future – and has an optional feature for those who still don’t trust Pete and his friends to take care of them in old age.
Pete knows Social Security is broke because he has spent 30 years spending Social Security trust funds on other programs to enhance his election chances. He has overseen the trading of Social Security money for Treasury IOUs, wherein our retirement money is loaned to the U.S. Congress – probably the least trustworthy custodian of money on our planet.
We need to get the hands of the Pete DeFazio’s out of our retirement funds before we find their cookie jar completely empty.
- Pete claims to be “independent as Oregon.” The fact is that Pete’s vote and the tax resources he controls were bought and paid for by corporatists and special interests long ago. His campaign cash reports are largely a long list of the special interests that are paying him back for sharing public funds and breaking public trust in order to pick his donors as “winners,” as the saying goes in Washington. The “losers” are those not unprincipled enough to buy the favors of Pete and his fellow congressional miscreants.
In a debate against Robinson in 2014, Pete bragged that he has brought “earmark” funds to a few special interests in Oregon, while Robinson pledges not to take earmark money. That earmark money does get Pete lots of re-election cash and support from the few who received the tax-funded cash.
The irony is that, in that audience, there were few if any earmark recipients. Yet, everyone in the audience was taxed to pay for Pete’s self-serving giveaways. Even audience members who do not pay taxes directly were charged for Pete’s largess because they pay taxes every time they shop – the taxes of those who provide them with goods and services.
- We are now going to hear for the 16th time that Pete is a friend of veterans. Why then is Pete consistently losing in Douglas County? He is losing because more and more vets are tiring of Pete’s photo op stopovers in their county, while VA fulfillment of their medical needs continues to be inadequate.
Yet, if Pete cared, the VA medical problem is easy to fix. There are lots of excellent medical professionals at the VA and throughout our nation’s medical system. The veterans have been promised the best American medical care, so we should give it to them. Every vet should be carrying a government voucher card good for all the medical care he needs in any medical institution in the United States. If he wants to go to the Mayo Clinic, let him go there and pay with his voucher card. Let all of the medical institutions, including the VA hospitals, compete for veteran business.
Would Pete be interested in this? No, because it solves the problem. Career politicians like DeFazio live on problems; advance their personal interests with problems; and gain fame and fortune from problems. The last thing they want is for problems to be solved and go away.
That’s why Pete and his friends never solved the timber problem in District 4. Instead of using their offices to assure trees for the mills, they substituted welfare payments to the counties. Then at election time they could remind voters that the welfare might not come unless they were re-elected. Now that the federal sugar daddy is running out of money, voters are paying the price. Pete never wanted to solve the timber problem. He just wanted to turn it to his advantage, which he did – to the disadvantage of rural workers and voters.
- It is easy to beat Pete DeFazio in rural Oregon District 4. Art Robinson won Douglas, Josephine, Curry, Linn, and Coos Counties in the 2016 congressional election. These are five of the seven counties in District 4. District 4 is the same size as Switzerland and has far more natural resources, but, through poor political representation, has only about half the per capita income of that country. The people in rural Oregon know what Pete’s poor representation has done to them.
In Lane and Benton Counties, however, where there are more voters, Pete has been winning every time. The universities in these two counties bring huge amounts of money to these communities, so their economies are thriving. The irony is that these two counties are now far more at economic risk than are the rural counties. The profligate ways of Pete and his colleagues in Washington have bankrupted the U. S. government, and the effects of this are going to be felt far more severely in our nation’s cities than in in rural areas, which are more self-sufficient.
Voters in rural District 4 already know that their real incomes have dropped substantially during the 30 years Pete has been in office. Voters in Lane and Benton should realize that, with Pete and friends in charge, they are going down just like their southern neighbors.
Voters in Lane and Benton need to wake up and throw their political baggage out, while there is still time to save their economies. Pete is not going to help. He will retire before long and move to his political-preper digs in New Zealand, leaving voters in Lane and Benton to pay the bills in Washington.
- It is late. In Pete’s case 30 years late, but let’s finally fix the Oregon District 4 political problem in this 2016 election. Art Robinson does not walk on water, but he does know how to swim – and does so honestly and effectively. Art is a classic citizen volunteer who, with a very successful career in education, science, and business, is offering to go to Washington and help solve the serious problems that the Pete DeFazio’s have created.
This is the best legacy that Art and the many other principled people now running for public office can leave behind them for their children and grandchildren and yours. The serious problems of District 4, Oregon, and our nation can be solved, but they cannot be solved by the same worn-out unprincipled career politicians who caused them.