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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Governor

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Robert C. Newman, II

Farmer/Psychologist
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Return citizens rights, outlined in the U.S. Constitution, to American citizens.
  • Do away with the duplicate government agencies and practices that waste the taxpayers money.
  • Reduce regulations

Experience

Experience

Profession:Clinical Research Psychologist/Farmer
Businessowner/Operator/Farmer, Robert C. Newman II (1986–current)
Clinical Research Psychologist, Robert C. Newman II (1970–current)
Volunteer, Cherry Valley Acres and Neighbors Rural Preservation — Appointed position (1992–current)
Community Co-Chair, Restoration Advisory Board March Reserve Air Force Base — Appointed position (2013–current)
Imput to Trustees, Mount San Jacinto Community College — Appointed position (2012–2018)
Community adviser to the Presidents office, Moreno Valley College — Appointed position (2013–2016)
Board of Directors Imput, San Gorgonio Pass Water Agency — Appointed position (2000–2015)

Education

California School of Professional Psychology Doctorate of Philosophy, Clinical Research in Psychoanalytics and Psychotherapy (1975)
San Diego State University Master of Arts, Theoretical and Experimental Psychology (1970)
San Diego State University Bachelors of Arts, Zoology and Organic Chemistry (1968)

Community Activities

Member, Oak Valley Church (2016–current)
Pledge Signer, Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association (2022–current)
Member, California Farm Bureau (2001–current)

Biography

Robert Newman was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, but his family soon moved to California where his parents lived on a small farm, and his dad worked as a commercial fisherman.  They may not have been dirt poor, but they were pretty dusty.

 

Robert experienced all the joys of a farm boy, even after polio struck at the age of four.  The disease was devastating, but it could not keep the irrepressible youngster down.  He fought back.  He continually pulled his weight on the farm and even participated in sports at school.  He had, and still has a natural love of learning — about almost everything.  He could say, along with Thomas Jefferson, “There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.”

 

Robert has been married to the love of his life, Mary, for 57 years.  Their first home was a small trailer in a mobile home park; what they called a “trailer park” at that time.  Robert worked his way through college despite being at poverty level.  He continued his studies, earning a Ph.D. in research clinical psychology, and ran a very successful practice in Southern California for two decades, before returning to a small farm where he and Mary intended to spend the rest of their days.  God, however, had other plans.

 

Robert appreciates the wisdom of those who founded the United States and despairs at the foolishness of modern politicians who often disregard that wisdom for personal gain.  He has watched as the dream of 1776 turned into the nightmare of today.  He has experienced first hand the oppressive and unjust power of the state.  As much as he would have preferred to simply stay on his farm, he felt a powerful call to confront the many and varied abuses of government.  He knew that he could not stand idly by.  Our nation and its people deserve better, so Robert turned from the farm and the life that he loves so much to fight a fight that simply must be fought.  He got involved in local school boards, water agencies, community college districts, environmental agencies, and state government.

 

As a candidate for governor, Robert had to withdraw from some commitments.  He served on the Advisory Board of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe.  He was a frequently invited quest on Radio Nueva Vida (KEZY AM1240 in the Inland Empire and Los Angeles) and was heard on Revolution Radio.  He has also appeared on the Wiley Drake Show on Live TV.

 

Robert and Mary have two adult children and two adult grand children who all reside in California hence he has grave concerns about their future here in this state.  Therefore he challenges you to get involved, learn in detail about the U.S. Constitution (the supreme law of the land), and join the “California Revolution,” the campaign to save California and make it the great state it used to be.

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

What policies or proposals would you support to reduce the number of people who are homeless and to prevent people from becoming homeless in California?
Answer from Robert C. Newman, II:

A vast majority of homeless people are mentally ill. Therefore, we must reopen the state mental hospitals that will house, feed, and create safe environments for those deemed by mental health professionals to be in need. The remainder of the homeless population should be taken care of by the local churches and religious organizations, as well as, the families of those that have either fallen on hard times or have chosen a life of poverty. 

What policies or proposals would you support to encourage and develop sources of electrical power that will reduce the release of carbon into the atmosphere while still being affordable for all residential consumers?
Answer from Robert C. Newman, II:

We need to construct more nuclear power plants to generate both the needed and exceeded amount of electricity use by the citizens. 

What policies or proposals would you support to help those who have lost homes and jobs to wildfire?
Answer from Robert C. Newman, II:

Many wildfires are caused by the overcrowding of forests in California. We must work with Calfire, the California parks and recreation service, and logging companies to thin out our forests and allow greater airflow and water retention. Cleaning excess brush under powerlines and planting appropriate crops within the forests will help keep wildfires at bay. Those effected by wildfires have chosen where they want to live. Different areas have different dangers associated with them, however, it should not be the responsibility of a taxpayer that lives on the coast to pay for the rebuilding of the mountain dwelling individual. 

California has some of the richest people in the country and some of the poorest. What policies or programs do you support to help those in the lower income categories in California?
Answer from Robert C. Newman, II:

It is not the taxpayers responsibility to take care of the low income families and individuals. Assistance needs to come from the private community and that includes churches and nonprofits. The opportunity is available to imporve ones lot in life. I do understand that there are those that are not capable of working, but it is still their responsibility to live within their means. 

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

It is exceedingly important that we know what we believe and why, in order to be grounded.  This approach to life protects the individual from falling prey to every wind of doctrine.  Adults are aware that something may be known but the knower may lack the ability to explain the position as to why it is known.  We are told by wise individuals that one should be ready for an accounting both in season (when one anticipates the need to share) and out of season (when one is caught by surprise).  The ability to put your philosophical position into words cannot be emphasized enough.

 

In addition to my position that my philosophy of life is dependent upon my mind, the thinking/rational part of my psyche, I also know I have an affective element which is the element of the mind as well as bodily feelings.  These elements may be subdivided though that is not necessary for one's understanding.  It is essential that one understands that the mind, emotions and body are inextricably one.  They coexist; they interact continuously. 

 

Where does the spiritual element enter into the picture?  For me it is primarily a rational, cognitive matter.  I know my God, Jehovah, and God's son Jesus from an intellectual premise.  From that base I know that I am loved and have eternal security, an awareness of security that began a long time ago.  I know that the certainty I have in God provides direction and guidance in life.  I am comforted to know that my life has meaning and purpose.  I know that I am created in God's image.  I know that I am not an evolving being whose ancestors crawled out of the primordial ooze a long time ago.

 

God created all human beings.  He loves, as we used to sing in Sunday School:  “Red, [Brown] and yellow, black and white, They are precious in His sight; Jesus loves the little children of the world.”  This awareness is extended to others whom I must respect and then assume my appropriate responsibilities and allow those with the capacity to do so to assume theirs.  This includes the unborn, the infirm and limited as well as the elderly who have made their contributions in life.  In many locations the Bible clearly states that we are to care for the widows and orphans.  “To whom much is given, much is expected; to whom much more is given, much more is expected,” (Luke 12:48).  And I have been given much more.

 

Because I have been given much more, much more is required of me.  I have the responsibility to take care of myself, my family, and others, as needed from time to time.  II Thessalonians 3.10 states, “…if any would not work, neither shall he eat.”  I strongly believe in the work ethic.  Work structures life and work well done gives satisfaction. 

 

I believe that every citizen has civic responsibilities.  In the United States of America we have a Constitution based upon The Holy Scriptures.  Citizens have the right to vote for whom they believe will best represent them.  I believe citizens have not only the right to vote and also a duty; that duty necessitates some knowledge of the issues and of the candidates.  I believe that we are held accountable to God for our vote.  (The citizen’s political party should be carefully chosen based upon the “Party Platform Statement.  Excerpts from the two main parties, Republican Platform and Democrat Platform, i.e., what they believe, are included here for the reader’s edification.)  These excerpts are from the 2012 Republican and Democrat platforms because their statements were clear.  Currently, the parties have bought into “word salads” which make the platform more palatable but much less clear and much more confusing.  (Please note that the Democrat Party has somewhat morphed into the “Democratic Party.”)  The platforms will only cover five issues:  Life, Marriage, Second Amendment (Firearms), Conscience in Health Care, and The U.S. Constitution.  These topics or issues are of great concern to Christians.

 

Republicans believe in the sanctity of human life and that the unborn is a human being with individual rights.  And Republicans are opposed to using public monies to perform abortions or subsidize organizations or health care which covers abortions.  Republicans believe in marriage as between one man and one woman.  And Republicans believe in The U.S. Constitution, “The Supreme Law of the Land,” the foundation which holds our country firm.  The Second Amendment is the right to keep and bear arms which Republicans believe is tantamount to law-abiding citizen’s protection.

 

The Democrats believe that a woman has the right to make decisions about her pregnancy, including a legal abortion and that the father of he baby should have no voice in the matter..  Democrats support access to affordable family planning, i.e Planned Parenthood health centers.  Democrats believe marriage should be available to same-sex couples.  Democrats believe women should have health insurance which covers abortion.  And Democrats view The Constitution as a “living document” which means it is changeable at any wind of doctrine.  This is exemplified  in the Democrat’s view of the desire to mutate the Second Amendment.  The Second Amendment to keep and bear arms is seen by Democrats as subject to “reasonable regulation.”  And they would like to ban assault weapons.

 

I believe that my philosophy of life can be seen throughout the writings in this book.  It is my hope that readers will examine their position and stand on the many issues which confront us in life.

 

Galatians 6.10:  “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”  Let me conclude with a word of admonition from James 4.17:  “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is a sin.”

Position Papers

Sanctity of Life

Summary

Respect for human life is a moral issue. So those who desire the survival of our Republic, promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and codified in the U.S. Constitution must respect life.

Respect for human life is a moral issue. In George Washington’s (1790) address he states, “Religion and Morality are indispensable supports of our political prosperity.” So those who desire the survival of our Republic, promulgated in the Declaration of Independence and codified in the U.S. Constitution must respect life.

John Adams wrote: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other….”

Primitive societies through history sacrificed and still sacrifice infants to a make believe god. In America laws by ungodly lawmakers have legalized abortion. The unborn are being sacrificed to the god of mammon. 1Timothy 6.10, “For the love of money is the root of all evil….”

The life of the physically or/and mentally impaired must be respected. The life of the elderly must be respected. Care and respect for the less capable is not only valued by the needy but has a deeply human and deeply valued effect upon the caregiver. To love another is a healthy form of self love.

My desire is to move California back toward a healthy and peace loving direction by respecting human life.

Property Rights are Human Rights

Summary

Property rights are individual citizen's rights. 

Property ownership is truly America. Since before the United States of America was established America was known to be the land of opportunity. This was understood because people could acquire ownership of more than the clothes on their backs. They could acquire a possession that had the potential to accrue capital beyond itself.

A pocket knife, could be used to whittle and object. The useful object could be peddled. The profit could be used to acquire another tool which could also lead to a more profitable widget.

Now the same principle could be applied to real estate. A structure known as a house could be constructed, thus reinvesting in one’s own property so one no longer gives rent money to a landlord. The owner is himself his landlord. The owner of the property is therefore responsible for the care and use of the property.

Property in the form of real estate is one of the greatest benefits of living in America. That right must be safeguarded. Do not allow laws to be passed that erode your God given right to own your land. This truly American tradition is being encroached upon by government workers. Such workers are unaware of the Constitutional rights of property owners.

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution forbids unlawful search and seizure. This is age old tradition that our home is our castle. Sometimes the government official is unaware that activities in the line of duty are a violation of owners’ rights. But ignorance of the law is no excuse. Sometimes the perpetrator has no concern about the individual’s rights. Each of us must be held accountable for our behavior. This is the essence of the Nuremberg Code which states each of us must be behaviorally responsible. Many government employees are, as public servants, who upon being hired swear to an oath of office. That oath states the employee will uphold the Constitution of the United States and to the Constitution of the State of California concerning both foreign and domestic enemies. The vast majority of them merely parroting the oath of office and have no understanding of their responsibility therein contained.

Know your rights!
Do not allow invasion of your privacy!
Hold others to their oath of office!

Law and Order

Summary

Law and Order must be maintained.

Law and Order must be maintained. 

Videos (2)

— April 27, 2022 Newman4Governor

Dr. Newman discusses the importance of 4H for the next generation of California Farmers. 

— April 27, 2022 Newman4Governor

Dr. Newman discusses the form of government our forefathers intended for us to have. 

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