The opportunity to live a human life upon the Earth
is the greatest secular gift that we can comprehend. There is no value or
objective that can rise above or even equal this.
An estimated 60 million American children have been
brutally (and “legally”) murdered by abortion.
Peter DeFazio, my bi-annual opponent in the Oregon
District 4 congressional elections, supports taxpayer financed killing of unborn
children and even the killing of children during birth. DeFazio also supports the impeachment of
President Trump, who is a principled opponent of abortion.
Our campaign objectives differ from most congressional campaigns. We have no interest in obtaining the money, power, and notoriety that can be derived from congressional office.
During the past 50 years, my colleagues and I have worked in biochemistry, engineering, energy, education, medicine, national defense, and climate science. We have made real accomplishments in each of these endeavors.
Congress now contains few people with accomplishments outside of politics and has essentially no scientists and engineers. Yet, for example, our greatest international competitor, China, has more than 50% of its political equivalent positions filled with scientists and engineers.
My goal is to use a congressional office as a portal with which to bring men and women of accomplishment into the capitol building – filling my office with such people rather than the usual ambitious politicos. Some of my most outstanding colleagues are ready to make the sacrifice of going to Washington and doing this work.
It is loudly claimed today that “scientists” agree that human activities, especially the use of hydrocarbon fuels and other carbon based activities (including life itself), are leading to a climate catastrophe.
does not include the more than 31,000 American scientists and engineers who
signed a mail petition to Congress rejecting this failed hypothesis (see www.petitionproject.org). It also does
not include more than 90% of other American scientists – who stay out of this
controversy to protect their professional scientific work from political
It does include a small number of
“scientists,” most of whom have been given large financial and professional
rewards – money grants and popular attention – in exchange for their political
positions in favor of the myth of “impending catastrophic climate change.”
Carbon dioxide from hydrocarbon
use – is increasing in the atmosphere. It will continue to increase so long as
the rate of emissions from human activity exceeds the rate of removal – the
half-time for removal being seven years – an experimental fact often misrepresented.
There is no “existential climate environmental crisis.”
Terrorist actions occasionally take a few American lives and, in other parts of the world, take greater numbers of lives. Every lost life is a tragedy. These tragedies should be prevented.
The greatest terrorist threat to
Americans, however, is the potential use of a nuclear weapon that causes a
nuclear explosion in an American city. The people of our cities should be
protected from this threat as much as possible – by intelligence activities to
prevent such an event and by protective measures to reduce deaths in case
preventive measures fail.
Engineers during the Cold War
determined that deaths from a ground burst nuclear explosion are caused in
three primary ways – blast and prompt nuclear radiation near the explosion,
fires set by heat farther from the explosion, and radiation from nuclear
fallout even farther from the explosion. These three effects each cause about
one-third of the human deaths.
Art Robinson has not served in the U.S. military, but, as a scientist, he has worked effectively for the defense of our nation.
During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, Art built a U.S. coalition of 8,000 volunteers, nuclear defense scientists and engineers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S congressmen and senators, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Republican Party officials working to protect Americans from nuclear weapons. Art also worked in support of strategic nuclear defense.
Art personally wrote the nuclear civil defense plank for the national Republican Party platform which was passed unanimously at the Republican Convention in New Orleans in 1988.
At dinner recently, a friend told me that he had called Peter DeFazio’s office and asked about DeFazio’s claims that Art Robinson is anti-education. “Oh yes, he was told, “Robinson is definitely against education,” followed by remarks embellishing this.
“How can this be?” my friend asked. “Robinson’s six children all have college degrees in science and engineering. Five of the six have doctorates”
“Click.” DeFazio’s man hung up on him.
I have been an educator of K-12, college, graduate, and postgraduate students for most of my life. As a student and student-teacher at Caltech and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD); as a teacher at UCSD and Stanford, as a teacher of my own children, and in our family’s business that has provided curricula and books to more than 100,000 home-schooled and public schooled K-12 students, I have learned a lot about education. I am, however, opposed to “education” as the politicians and union bureaucrats have transformed it.
The Robinson congressional campaign exists because we are
certain that our qualifications and abilities can improve the lives of all
people in District 4, Oregon, and our Nation.
On September 12, the first filing day, Art filed to
run in the Republican primary election for Congress in 2020. He has won this
primary in 5 consecutive elections. We do not know who his specific opponents
will be this time. We have filed because Art is far better qualified to fill
this office than all other Oregonians who have now publically expressed an
interest in doing so.
Elections are about qualifications and electability. As these campaigns have passed, Art’s electability has substantially risen. In 2018, he
These two photos are of Kay Bridges, creator of Facebook postings for our congressional campaign in 2018 and earlier, who has died from cancer. Kay was a wonderful woman, a skilled co-worker, and a key part of our congressional campaigns.
Kay’s Facebook work glowed with many short vignettes
and photo ops of our appearances in parades, fairs, speeches, and other events.
Kay worked vigorously and effectively from her youth and
throughout her life for her state and nation and fellow Americans. She was a
dynamo to the end, playing a prominent part in the recent efforts to slow the
totalitarian slide in the Oregon state capital, including “Oregon Pushback.”
Our founders listed LIFE as the first value to be preserved. They would be astonished today to know that there are people in Washington in the US Congress that actively work to destroy life. Those who get this so badly wrong get everything wrong.