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June 5, 2018 — Elecciones Primarias de California
Estados Unidos

Cámara de Representantes del los Estados UnidosCandidato para Distrito 49

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Robert Pendleton

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Cirujano/hombre de negocios/artista
905 votos (0.5%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Empoderar a los MODERADOS socialmente progresistas, fiscalmente conservadores y REFORMAR EL CONGRESO con LÍMITES DE PERIODOS. 50 % de nuestros congresistas deberían ser congresistas moderadas MUJERES. Solo los moderados pueden verdaderamente comprome
  • Priorizar el gasto en función de la ciencia y la razón. El aire y el agua limpios, nuestros recursos más vitales, están bajo ataque. El hambre y la falta de vivienda son problemas que requieren una mayor prioridad.
  • Adelgazar el gobierno, aumentar las libertades personales y económicas. Ahorrar en la atención médica y usar el poder de los mercados libres: empoderar a los pacientes para que sean consumidores depositando sus dólares de Medicare en cuentas de ahorr

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Cirujano ocular, propietario de empresa, bioquímico y artista
Owner, Pendleton Eye Center (1997–current)
Medical Director, North Coast Surgery Center (2011–current)
Staff Surgeon, Tri-City Medical Center (1997–current)

Educación

Escuela de Medicina de la Northwestern University Entrenamiento en residencia, Oftalmología (1994)
University of Illinois en Urbana-Champaign Doctorado en , Bioquímica (1990)
University of Illinois en Chicago Doctor en, Medicina (1990)
University of California, Davis Maestría en, Química (1982)
University of California, Davis Licenciatura en, Bioquímica (1981)

Actividades comunitarias

Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology (1996–current)
Member, San Diego County Medical Society (1998–current)
Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS) (1994–current)
Member and Volunteer Surgeon, SEE (Surgical Eye Expeditions) International (1997–current)
President and Board Member, Oceanside Museum of Art (2010–2016)

Biografía

I am a native of Southern California, and moved to La Jolla in 1968.  I come from a middle class family, and I recognized from an early age that education was my “vehicle” to a better life.  I excelled in the natural sciences, eventually receiving a combined MD and PhD degree in Biochemistry.  I have lived in Illinois, Minnesota, New York, and Northern California, so I have seen first hand the diversity in our nation.  I also lived my junior year of college in Sweden, learning to speak Swedish, and learning first hand about our European allies, and the disadvantages facing socialist states. I have traveled extensively in third world nations performing volunteer eye surgery in remote corners of the globe, and have a deep understanding of our standing in the world.  I speak fluent Spanish, which has been an asset to me professionally, and helped to broaden my world perspective.  I am also a visual artist.  My hobbies include surfing, scuba diving, travel, photography, motorcycle riding, and car racing.

My education, world experience, professional qualifications, and intellectual approach to politics make me uniquely qualified as an agent for change in Washington.  My ideas are innovative, refreshing, and principled, with clear long term goals of freedom, security, health, happiness, tolerance and peace.  Some might criticize me as an idealist, but idealism, principles, and a moral compass are exactly the recipe that is needed in Washington, today more than ever.   Our president has dictatorial tendencies and our individual liberties are in jeopardy with the NSA monitoring our phone calls and emails.  The two party system is mired in gridlock and the only clear pathway to compromise is a moderate, third party alternative that by definition “startles the aisle”.  Once in office, I will create compromise and incremental change using the wisdom of science, the discipline of medicine, and the creativity of art.  Donkeys and Elephants have Failed, It’s time for Dogs to Lead.

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Organizaciónes (1)

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de KPBS and the League of Women Voters of North County San Diego (6)

Family reunification is a process that allows immigrants already residing in the U.S. to bring in additional family members. Do you support limiting this process? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Robert Pendleton:

Yes.  I believe in a merit based system of immigration.  Let’s have a conversation as a nation, determine what types of citizens we need the most, and allow those to come in.  If we need engineers and chemists, those are the people we invite to come over.  If we need more farm workers, then farm workers get priority.  One family that I am treating came here illegally when the disabled pregnant mother arrived just in time to give birth.  The child became the "anchor", and eventually, the mother and ailing grandmother also became citizens.  This family receives disability income, food stamps and a host of assistance programs including Medical.  The grandmother alone receives renal dialysis at a cost to taxpayers of $72,000 per year.  Let’s build a stronger nation by giving priority to productive citizens that we need most.  Immigration should be based upon Merit, not birth.

Do you support expanding the current border wall between U.S. and Mexico? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Robert Pendleton:

No.  The border between Mexico and the US is unique in the world as it separates two countries with the greatest economic disparities of any other international border.  Building a wall is a convenient concept, which on the surface seems like a straightforward way to solve our illegal immigration problems by physically blocking immigrants. 

But we already have walls erected in strategic locations along the border.  And spending billions of dollars on a bigger, stronger wall is pointless when advanced technology like drones could effectively expand the existing wall at a much lower expense.  Removing economic incentives to immigration, like sanctuary cities, and moving to a merit based system of immigration, will do far more to curb illegal immigration than a physical wall, at absolutely no cost whatsoever.  Rather than building an expensive wall, I would prefer to see our precious federal tax dollars invested in more urgent needs such as maintaining critical infrastructure (for example roads, sewage, and water ways), feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and protecting our environment.

Do you support creating additional regulations on gun ownership? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Robert Pendleton:

Yes.  I support our constitution and it’s amendments.  I believe in our right to bear arms, but I also believe that it reasonable to put limits on the types of arms that citizens can legally own.  We don’t need to have poison gas, we don’t need to have missiles, or RPGs, and we don’t need military style automatic weapons.  Stricter screening processes for getting a gun ownership license, raising the age restriction for purchasing a gun, and eliminating military style assault weapons are all reasonable compromises that we should take to help fight our epidemic of violent death.  Worldwide 70% of all violent death is the result of murder, more than double the rate of death from war, and a disturbing proportion of these murders have taken place using automatic weapons.  Let’s get military style weapons off of our streets.  Even our children can figure this one out.

Should the U.S. remain in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Robert Pendleton:

Yes.  With advanced technology like cell phones the internet, the citizens of the world are becoming connected and globalized, and free trade is a pathway to economic integration of the world. I support free trade, and NAFTA by quadrupling trade between the US, Canada, and Mexico has been a net gain to the economies of all three countries, has helped to better integrate our North American Nations, and has advanced our shared goals of world peace.  Most Americans have benefited from NAFTA, but some American workers were adversely affected.  Technological innovations like robots and computers have created far more disruptive economic changes than free trade, and changing needs in our workforce are inevitable as society evolves.  Our challenge as a nation is to provide adequate protection of displaced workers and ensure that the basic needs of food and shelter are always available to every citizen of this wealthy nation.

Do you support raising the federal gas tax to improve the national transportation infrastructure (for example roads, train tracks, and bridges)? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Robert Pendleton:

No.  I am a fiscal conservative.  My position is that our current government has grown too large, has impinged upon our personal and economic freedoms too much, and our federal and state taxes are too high. Infrastructure, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and protecting our environment are all areas that need to receive a higher priority in our federal budget, but cost cutting, not increased taxation, is the best way to fund these vital public projects.

We need a leaner government with better spending priorities.  Where can we find the money?  The Portability Of Our Professions act that I have proposed, for example, would effectively eliminate 49 out of 50 redundant state licensing boards by allowing the nearly 30% of our work force who are licensed professionals to freely practice their professions in any state.  This simple act would increase personal freedom, decrease consumer prices, and free up revenue for infrastructure that currently is being wasted on bloated government agencies, at absolutely no cost to the federal government.  California alone has over 150 state licensing boards!

What programs or legislation, if any, would you support to help Americans of all ages secure affordable health care?
Respuesta de Robert Pendleton:

I support free economic markets, and health care is an economic market.  Economic markets work best when they are free to self regulate, with a minimum of government intervention.

Government intervention into free market systems always causes unintended consequences that run CONTRARY to their original intent, and currently there is extreme government intervention into health care.  For example, about 20 years ago our federal and state governments pressured physicians to increase opiate use.  In California, all physicians were mandated to take 12 hours of "end of life care", at their expense, and for 12 hours, over 2 weekends, we were told that we were under-prescribing opiates.  20 years later we find ourselves in an opiate prescription epidemic.

The physician patient relationship is at the core of all health care decisions, and at the core of all health care expenditures.  By lifting medicare price controls on physicians, physicians would become economically empowered.  By depositing your medicare and health insurance dollars into Health Savings Accounts under your name, with your control, patients would be come economically empowered.  If your health care dollars were under your direct control, you would price compare and scrutinize every health care dollar spent, and free market forces would optimize the entire health care market, driving down costs.

You also might decide to use your Medicare dollars to buy glasses, or fix your teeth, things that our government has arbitrarily determined are medically “unnecessary”.  And if you could pass your health care dollars onto your loved ones, or convert them into cash in the event out your death, you might not squander them in the last few weeks of life as we currently do with an estimated 25% of all medical expenditures.  Economically empowering you, the patient would also ensure that life and death decisions always remain entirely under your direct control.  Health care is an economic market.  Making health care an economic FREE MARKET will make health care more affordable.

Government price controls are also limiting the quality of health care.  Knee implants cost between $1,800 and $13,000.  Surgery centers currently get reimbursed $9,000 for knee replacement surgery, and that includes all costs of parts and labor, so no one gets the highest quality implants! You don't discuss the full range of knee implants that might be best for you with your physician prior to knee replacement surgery because your physician can't choose the implant.  Your knee implant is chosen for you by a hospital administrator based upon its costs. 

Health care is an economic market.  Making it a free economic market will optimize quality and expenses.  Economic markets work best when they are free from government intervention.

Another simple, innovative proposal of mine is that private insurance companies should also be non-for-profit.  Profit in the private health insurance market should be reimbursed to policy holders, not distributed to share holders.

By the way, these proposed changes to health care can all be implemented at zero costs the federal government!

¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?

Contribuciones

Dinero total recaudado: $26,510

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

1
Robert Pendleton
$22,005

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 100.00%
100.00%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (96.97%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (3.03%)
96.97%

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (0.00%)
De individuos (100.00%)
100.00%
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Comisión Federal Electoral de MapLight.

Creencias poliza

Filosofía política

K9 PRINCIPLES:

It's encouraging to note that according to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the year of the dog!

Politically, the United States finds itself in a period of unprecedented dysfunction. The Democratic and Republican parties are polarized to the point where legislative victories, like Obama-Care and the Tax Reform Act of 2017 pass through congress on strictly partisan votes, while the majority of items on the congressional agenda are mired in gridlock.  To disenfranchised moderates the solution is obvious: an alternative moderate political party. 

K9 is a political party, a way of life, and a guide to world peace consisting of 9 principles, all based upon the three attributes of dogs that make “man’s best friend” so special: unconditional love, simple needs, and readiness to defend.  Wouldn’t the world be a better place if our political leaders were guided by these attributes?  Wouldn't we be better people, and the world a safer place if all of us were guided by these attributes?

Adapted to national politics the K9 attributes become:     
                            Socially Progressive,
                            Fiscally Conservative, and
                            Militarily Prepared.

Adapted to  international relations the K9 attributes become:     
                             Altruistic
                             Sovereign, and
                             United  AND

adapted to public policy and our personal lives, the K9 attributes become: 
                            Loving
                            Lean, and
                            Strong.

With the country so evenly divided, even a few articulate K9 representatives could unleash political gridlock by commitment towards compromise and incremental change.  With a majority of K9s occupying the US Congress, K9 representatives will have the power and moral strength to implement the 28th Constitutional Amendment: the Doctrine for Elimination of Excessive Privilege and Strategic Hierarchy of Intelligent Term-limits (I'll leave it to you to work out the acronym).  This amendment will advance our great nation to a new era in politics with CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS,  and an ELIMINATION OF GERRYMANDERING.

K9 is a coherent, harmonious, philosophical approach to politics based upon 9 PRINCIPLES that lead us to “the six results” of health, happiness, tolerance, security, peace, and freedom.

Please help us put an end to the evil forces of tyranny and apathy that are threatening the constitutional fundamentals of this great Nation. Spread the word and share our K9USA.org website with like-minded moderates on social media. Run for a congressional seat in your US Congressional district as a K9.  Volunteer to support K9 candidates and recruit new K9 party members.  Tweet about the K9 Movement.  Contribute inspirational stories to "the paper".  In California, become a registered K9 at registertovote.ca.gov.*

My 2020 Vision Campaign is to elect a majority of K9s to the US Congress and occupy the White House with a K9 candidate by year 2020, with half of our new K9 representatives as women.

I am an ophthalmologist, a biochemist, small business owner and visual artist, and K9 is my vision for a better world!

Donkeys and elephants have failed.  It’s time for dogs to lead!

Robert Pendleton MD, PhD

 

* at the end of the form on registertovote.ca.gov, choose "other" from the party preference drop-down menu and type in "K9" to become a registered K9

Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

K9 Principles

Summary

3 Attributes, 9 Principles and 6 Results.  K9 is a simple, cohesive political philosophy designed to produce results.

K9 PRINCIPLES:


It's encouraging to note that according to the Chinese calendar, 2018 is the year of the dog!

Politically, the United States finds itself in a period of unprecedented dysfunction. The Democratic and Republican parties are polarized to the point where legislative victories, like Obama-Care and the Tax Reform Act of 2017 pass through congress on strictly partisan votes, while the majority of items on the congressional agenda are mired in gridlock.  To disenfranchised moderates the solution is obvious: an alternative moderate political party.  

K9 is a political party, a way of life, and a guide to world peace consisting of 9 principles, all based upon the three attributes of dogs that make “man’s best friend” so special: unconditional love, simple needs, and readiness to defend.  Wouldn’t the world be a better place if our political leaders were guided by these attributes?  Wouldn't we be better people, and the world a safer place if all of us were guided by these attributes?

Adapted to national politics the K9 attributes become:      
                            Socially Progressive,
                            Fiscally Conservative, and
                            Militarily Prepared.

Adapted to  international relations the K9 attributes become:      
                             Altruistic
                             Sovereign, and
                             United  AND

adapted to public policy and our personal lives, the K9 attributes become:  
                            Loving
                            Lean, and
                            Strong.

With the country so evenly divided, even a few articulate K9 representatives could unleash political gridlock by commitment towards compromise and incremental change.  With a majority of K9s occupying the US Congress K9 representatives will have the power and moral strength to implement the 28th Constitutional Amendment: the Doctrine for Elimination of Excessive Privilege and Strategic Hierarchy of Intelligent Term-limits (I'll leave it to you to work out the acronym).  This amendment will advance our great nation to a new era in politics with CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS,  and an ELIMINATION OF GERRYMANDERING.

K9 is a coherent, harmonious, philosophical approach to politics based upon 9 PRINCIPLES that lead us to “the six results” of health, happiness, tolerance, security, peace, and freedom

Please help us put an end the the evil forces of tyranny and apathy that are threatening the constitutional fundamentals of this great Nation. Spread the word and share our K9USA.org website with like-minded moderates on social media. Run for a congressional seat in your US Congressional district as a K9.  Volunteer to support K9 candidates and recruit new K9 party members.  Tweet about the K9 Movement.  Contribute inspirational stories to "the paper".  In California, become a registered K9 at registertovote.ca.gov.*

My 2020 Vision Campaign is to elect a majority of K9s to the US Congress and occupy the White House with a K9 candidate by year 2020, with half of our new K9 representatives as women.

I am an ophthalmologist, a biochemist, small business owner and visual artist, and K9 is my vision for a better world!

Donkeys and elephants have failed.  It’s time for dogs to lead!


Robert Pendleton MD, PhD

K9USA

 

* at the end of the form on registertovote.ca.gov, choose "other" from the party preference drop-down menu and type in "K9" to become a registered K9.

 

Videos (5)

— April 30, 2018 Pendleton For Congress Campaign and KOCT

Introduction to Dr Pendleton, the K9 Political Party, and an overview of Dr Pendleton's campaign positions.

— April 30, 2018 Pendleton For Congress Campaign

The role of government is to protect its citizens, and protecting the environment needs greater attention in Washington.

— April 30, 2018 Pendleton For Congress Campaign

Congress is in a period of unprecedented dysfunction.  Even a small number of K9 representatives in Congress will put an end to congressional gridlock.

— April 30, 2018 Pendleton For Congress Campaign

Donkeys and Elephants have failed.  It's time for Dogs to Lead!

Pendleton For Congress — April 30, 2018 Pendleton For Congress Campaign

Brief introduction to K9, followed by a walking tour of the Pendleton Eye Center in Oceanside California.

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