A Vote for Art

Candidate for Oregon Senate District 2 in 2020

Throughout America, men and women are working to improve their family’s lives and those of their fellow citizens.

Their dreams, however, cannot be realized, unless the threats  to our Constitutional Republic are neutralized and repressive laws restricting our freedom are repealed.

Art Robinson has the experience, qualifications, and character to represent Oregon District 2 in Salem and to work effectively toward the preservation of individual freedom. He is not a professional politician – exactly what our state needs at this critical time. At the founding of our Republic, it was expected that the elective positions in our governments would be held by private citizens – people who, as a result of accomplishments in private life, had shown that they could be trusted in public office. They were expected to serve briefly as a patriotic public service.

Art never expected to run for public office. When his two terms as class president and one as house president as an undergraduate at Caltech were over, he closed his “political career.”

These are, however, unusual times, and people find themselves

doing unusual things. Most of us have never thought of becoming firefighters, but when our house is on fire and the fire engines are away, we transform into firefighters without hesitation.

Our state and nation are on fire, and freedom is at stake. Now is the time to elect citizens whom we can trust to put this fire out! And, our nation’s founders gave us a special gift. After protect- ing certain essential human rights in the U.S. Constitution, they left all other powers to the individual states.

We do not need to correct the errors of other states. We need only to be certain that our state of Oregon is governed in a respon- sible way. Our policies determine the fate of our K-12 schools; our wisdom decides most questions of economic opportunity for Oregonians; and our justice protects most human rights in Oregon.

We need only elect trustworthy citizens to our state legislature.

America & the Robinson Family

Like all Americans, Art Robinson’s life has intertwined with that of his country. Below is a brief history of both.

Freedom in the 1950s

In Victoria, Texas, young Art Robinson reads with pride, in his grade school Weekly Reader, that Americans produce most of the world’s steel, concrete, aluminum, machine tools, automobiles, chemicals, food, and many other products. The United States is the powerhouse of the world. America is filled to the brim with citizens who are the hope and example of freedom to people everywhere – many of whom still languish in war, poverty, and tyranny. The “brain drain” is a constant concern in other countries as pro- ductive people throughout the world flood into America to work and live as free men should – unfettered by government tyranny.

Art and Laurelee – September 1988

Ted Robinson, Art’s father, is completing the design and construc- tion of the Union Carbide chemical plant at Sea Drift, Texas – his love of engineering driving him to produce the finest machinery possible and his work unimpeded by the tentacles of government. Multitudes of such men are at work throughout the land.

Freedom in the 1960s

Nuclear power – the great technological advance in energy pro- duction – is being installed throughout America, providing low cost, safe, clean electrical energy for the next leap forward in world free- dom and prosperity. Americans are going to the moon, and plan to go to Mars. The computer revolution has begun, and the world watches in awe. Is there nothing that free Americans cannot accomplish?

Ted Robinson has built chemical plants in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Scotland, England, Belgium, India, and Japan. American know-how in thousands of industries spreads hope and freedom everywhere. Homi Bhabha brings nuclear energy to India – the first step in lifting a billion people from the bondage of poverty.

High over the French Alps on January 24, 1966, two explosions are heard, a Boeing 707 is gone, Homi Bhabha and Ted Robinson are dead – buried in the snow at the top of Mont Blanc.

America doesn’t miss a beat. She has tens of thousands of engi- neers and scientists. They are leading hundreds of thousands of their younger peers, and tens of millions of productive people who are working to turn their dreams and knowledge into realty.

Art has graduated from Caltech. Awarded his PhD at the Univer- sity of California at San Diego, he is appointed to the faculty there.

Freedom Falters in the 1970s

America is in trouble, its state and federal governments are flood- ed by career politicians, pursuing personal goals. They trade their votes for power to those who bid the highest.

Politicians begin crippling American industry with over-taxation and over-regulation. They stop the building of nuclear power. They are uninterested in the manned exploration of Mars and beyond.

America is adrift, and her people are turning inward. Envy and fear of technology begin to be taught in American public schools – replacing reverence for the American Constitutional Republic, indi- vidual human freedom, and the values that built our nation.

Art Robinson – and his scientist wife Laurelee – have left UCSD and founded an Institute with Art’s long-time colleague Linus Paul- ing. They have originated a new discipline – now known as “me- tabolomics” – a revolutionary medical advance.

As President and Research Professor of their institute, Art as- sumes that their medical discoveries will soon be available to the American people. He is naive. The tentacles of politicians have al- ready reached into American medicine – choking off innovation.

American medicine – with a legacy that freedom made possible – is still the finest in the world, but costs far more as a result of politicians whose expansion of taxation, regulation, and litigation is gradually strangling free enterprise in all American industries.

Steel, aluminum, machine tools, automobiles, chemicals, and multitudes of other American products that Art admired in his Week- ly Reader are still being made – but the industries that make them are moving abroad, unable to thrive in the new American political climate. Medical care cannot easily move abroad – it just costs more and stagnates under the assault from government.

Matthew and Robinson Books – 1999

Freedom’s Hope in the 1980s

Ronald Reagan is elected, the Soviet Union nears defeat, and President Reagan begins to cut away the political cancer that has been consuming the American dream. He proclaims that it is “Morn- ing in America,” and real hope returns.

Reagan moves to free American workers and industries. He reduces taxation and regulation and an economic resurgence results, but Reagan is soon gone – and career politicians regain control.

Growing Up Together – 1995

Art and Laurelee have moved to Oregon in 1980, and with col- leagues establish the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine. They work with the Reagan Administration. Art writes the nuclear civil defense platform plank at the 1988 Republican Convention.

By November 1988, they have 12-year-old Zachary, Noah 10, Arynne 8, twins Joshua and Bethany 6, and Matthew 18 months.

It is Armistice Day, November 11. President Reagan has made a wonderful speech. All of the Robinsons seem to have a stomach flu, but by morning, they are much better – except for Laurelee.

Laurelee is dead.

The report states that she died of acute idiopathic hemorrhagic pancreatitis – her pancreas releasing enzymes that punctured an artery. She was ill for 24 hours. She was 43 years old.

A silent, almost eerie calm settles upon the Robinson children. Their grief is deep, but it does not harm them. The loving hand of God quiets, it comforts, it gently leads. It is a thing unseen.

A Scientist and Six Children

Art entered a very different life. The Lord raised the children, Art ran errands, and the seven Robinsons grew up on the farm together. They completed the defense work – traveling cross country many times together, publishing tens of thousands of copies of instructions and books that FEMA distributed throughout the United States, and building nuclear civil defense displays purchased by the federal government and displayed to millions of Americans.

Without Laurelee, their home school became an exercise in self- learning, and Art and the children, with help from friends and col- leagues, gradually developed a self-teaching curriculum and an array of children’s books that they now publish.

More than 60,000 American children now use their curriculum for grades 1 through 12, and the six children have put each other through college and graduate school with this family business. Zachary, Noah, Arynne, Bethany, and Matthew earned BS degrees in chemistry – Zachary, Noah, and Matthew completing those degrees in two years at college. Joshua earned a BS in mathematics.

Zachary and Arynne earned doctorates in veterinary medicine from Iowa State University. Noah earned his PhD in chemistry from Caltech – finishing in three years and publishing four papers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Joshua and Mat- thew earned PhD degrees and Bethany an MS degree at Oregon State University – all three in nuclear engineering.

The seven Robinsons divided the work as needed, with some ad- justments. After five years of one-course meals – twice a day, Art was permanently replaced in the kitchen by his hungry peers. The children still did their farm work on weekends home from school.

The whole family and their colleagues gradually built the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine into a world-class laboratory for the study of protein molecular clocks and biomedical research.

Their published research includes discoveries about a protein in- timately involved in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Robin- son publications are highly respected and widely read by scientists throughout the world. One research publication – Art’s favorite – is authored by all seven Robinsons. They all participated in the work. The Robinsons love music and resurrect church pipe organs as a hobby. They have also republished most of the life’s recordings of the great gospel singer George Beverly Shea – a project in which they have produced 27 CDs with more than 400 songs. Art has now written the pro-science, pro-technology, pro-free enterprise newsletter Access to Energy for 27 years, inheriting this work from scientist and refugee from Communism Petr Beckmann. Access to Energy is science for laymen in areas of interest in human affairs. One-third of the subscribers are scientists and engineers.

Noah in the Laboratory – 2003

As a result, Art was asked by The Wall Street Journal to write the lead editorial in their edition published during the Kyoto “human- caused global warming” meeting in Japan, where Vice-President Al Gore attempted to impose energy rationing upon the American people. Art and Zachary wrote this editorial, and Art and Noah later wrote another on this subject at the Journal’s request.

Based on a scientific review article they authored entitled “Envi- ronmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide,” the Robinsons circulated a petition by mail that has been signed by more than 31,000 Americans with university degrees in science – urging the government not to ration and tax energy supplies on the basis of the scientifically invalid claims of “human-caused global warming.” These signatures demonstrate that Al Gore’s claim of a scientific consensus favoring his opinions is entirely untrue. This petition has helped to delay crushing new energy taxes on American families.

Arynne and Friend – Before Veterinary School

The hard work, principles, academic excellence, personal accomplishments, and productive enterprises of the Robinson family have, by example, inspired and helped many other American families. In order to protect these opportunities for their fellow Oregonians, the Robinson family has also involved itself in the political process .

Our State and Nation in 2020

Socialism, a political system that has failed everywhere it has been attempted and has brought misery and suffering to billions of people, has now gained support among many misguided voters. This can be harmful to Oregon because Democrat politicians in

Salem have also adopted socialistic policies by choice or by default for political purposes.

President Trump is successfully fighting this trend throughout our nation. He is rekindling hope for the future. We must do the same for Oregon.

American prosperity was built on American freedom – freedom that permitted each American to produce more than he consumed and to prosper. That freedom must be preserved – in our local, state, and federal governments.All Oregonians can best contribute to these efforts to preserve our liberty by electing to office men and women of principle and ability. Many good candidates with the principles we need are running for office. Art Robinson is prominent among them.

For 250 years, the American people have overcome every obstacle placed in their way. In 2020, they will overcome this one, too.

Endorsements

Art’s work is endorsed by many outstanding Americans.

For example:

“ 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, scien- tific, energy, and industrial challenges that face our nation is unparalleled.

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. I think Oregon voters should elect Art Robinson. He’s a treasure. ”

Scott Carpenter – Mercury Astronaut


“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


“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


“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.”

Harrison Schmitt – Apollo Astronaut and former U.S. Senator

Art On Education

Our schools must be improved.

As a scientist and educator at the University of California at San Diego, Stanford, and Caltech, who has also provided educational materials for home schooling and as supplements for public schooling to more than 100,000 K-12 students, Art is an experienced educator.

Art educated his six children, all of whom now hold graduate degrees in science, engineering, and medicine.

Art knows that Oregon K-12 schools can be much improved. He will work tirelessly in the legislature to do so.

Emergency Preparedness

The current virus threat illustrates Oregon’s need to be prepared for emergencies. While politicians dither, American scientists and engineers get things done!

During the Cold War, our nation’s engineers, physi- cists, and chemists worked tirelessly to keep our nation free. Art Robinson was prominent among them.

Art organized 8,000 volunteers working to protect Americans from the nuclear and biological threats of war – preparations that also protect against terrorism, ac- cidents, natural disasters – and virus and bacteria threats. Allied with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, FEMA,

U.S. Senators and Representatives, and members of the Reagan Administration, Art’s efforts became the primary civil defense effort in our nation.

Art wrote the civil defense platform plank adopted into the National Republican Platform and authored legisla- tion sponsored by many Senators and Congressmen.

Art’s program built equipment used to educate mil- lions of Americans, published books and pamphlets dis- tributed by FEMA nationwide to emergency responders, and developed equipment with Oak Ridge engineers who worked with him in this effort.

Food, water, and medical supplies are essential. Equip- ment, such as that pictured here, contained water purifi- cation, food, medical equipment and supplies, and other key items in place before emergencies occur.

This is not “survivalism.” It is a rational response to real dangers. Just simple, inexpensive preparations can reduce deaths from a terrorist nuclear attack in an Ameri- can city by two-thirds. This should be done.

Prepare Ahead of Emergencies

FEMA stands for “Federal Emergency Management Agency.” FEMA “manages” emergencies – it does not physically prepare for them. When an emergency arises, FEMA asks Congress for money to buy needed items such as respirators. This process takes time, especially when manufacturing is needed.

Art emphasizes preparation ahead of time. Lives are lost when time is wasted. Preparation will save the lives of Oregonians when emergencies occur.

Art delivering educational equipment to the U.S. Nation- al Emergency Training Center at Emmitsburg, Maryland

Art Robinson: Scientist, Educator, Businessman

Occupational Background: Faculty, University of California at San Diego; President, Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine; President, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Educational Background: Caltech BS; University of California at San Diego PhD

Prior Governmental Experience: No government office

Art advocates for:

Education

Our schools must be improved.

As a scientist and educator at the University of California at San Diego, Stanford, and Caltech, who has also provided educational materials for home schooling and as supplements for public schooling to more than 100,000 K-12 students, Art is an experienced educator.

Art educated his six children, all of whom now hold graduate degrees in science, engineering, and medicine.

Art knows that Oregon K-12 schools can be much improved. He will work tirelessly in the legislature to do so.

Security

We must protect the lives of all people, born and unborn, through legislation that is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.

We must end illegal immigration, so that all Oregon citizens of all races and ethnic backgrounds can thrive.

Fiscal Responsibility

We must make certain that our state government budget is frugal and effective.

Justice for All

We must assure that everyone, including those in the highest positions and those who are the least fortunate, are treated equally before the law. Oregon businesses must be free to provide the best products at the lowest prices without being burdened by over-taxation and over-regulation.

Keeping our National Contract and Heritage

We must rigorously follow the rules of our Constitutional Republic and support our President Donald Trump.

Natural Resources

We must restore responsible use of Oregon’s wonderful timber and mineralogical natural resources.

Our state and our people must prosper!

We must minimize government intrusion, so that liberty, freedom, justice, and equality of opportunity are assured. We must also make the best use of advances in technology. As an accomplished scientist, Art can bring a valuable science and engineering perspective to our state legislature.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Press Release

I have withdrawn from the primary race for Oregon District 4 Congress and have instead filed to run for Oregon Senate District 2. I believe this is the best use of our supporters and family’s resources on behalf of the people of Oregon in the 2020 election.

Having won the District 4 primary five times, I am sure we would win a sixth time. The key thing is for a Republican to win this race and provide an additional House vote for President Trump. We might have been able to accomplish this, but so might our primary opponents.

The state of Oregon, however, is now threatened with very onerous actions by the Democrat legislature, especially “cap-and-trade” and other energy legislation that will sharply raise taxes and lead to energy shortages. As a scientist who has worked extensively in energy matters, especially in the area of so-called “climate change,” I can be of substantial help in stopping these erroneous policies.

From a position in the Oregon State Senate, I will be in the best position to serve our fellow citizens in this and other related issues.

I plan to run for the U.S. Congress again at a future time, but right now I can best serve our fellow Oregonians in this way.

Campaign Objectives

Art advocates for:

Education

Our schools must be improved.

As a scientist and educator at the University of California at San Diego, Stanford, and Caltech, who has also provided educational materials for home schooling and as supplements for public schooling to more than 100,000 K-12 students, Art is an experienced educator.

Art educated his six children, all of whom now hold graduate degrees in science, engineering, and medicine.

Art knows that Oregon K-12 schools can be much improved. He will work tirelessly in the legislature to do so.

Security

We must protect the lives of all people, born and unborn, through legislation that is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.

We must end illegal immigration, so that all Oregon citizens of all races and ethnic backgrounds can thrive.

Fiscal Responsibility

We must make certain that our state government budget is frugal and effective.

Justice for All

We must assure that everyone, including those in the highest positions and those who are the least fortunate, are treated equally before the law. Oregon businesses must be free to provide the best products at the lowest prices without being burdened by over-taxation and over-regulation.

Keeping our National Contract and Heritage

We must rigorously follow the rules of our Constitutional Republic and support our President Donald Trump.

Natural Resources

We must restore responsible use of Oregon’s wonderful timber and mineralogical natural resources.

Our state and our people must prosper!

We must minimize government intrusion, so that liberty, freedom, justice, and equality of opportunity are assured. We must also make the best use of advances in technology. As an accomplished scientist, Art can bring a valuable science and engineering perspective to our state legislature.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Right to Life

Life begins at conception.

No one has the right to kill an innocent child.

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.

Moreover, if the fundamental right to life of every American is not protected, then our other fundamental human rights will ultimately also not be preserved.

Art Robinson