David Leeper
David Leeper
David Leeper began writing for WesternFreePress.com in 2011. His 40-year career in engineering includes senior- and officer-level management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 42 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David is a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com and a reader for the blind on a National Public Radio affiliate. He has written numerous articles for technical journals including Scientific American. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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By David Leeper | November 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

Once again, the brave Maryam Rajavi speaks out about the Iranian regime’s treatment of women and the campaign she leads to end violence against women. Hear her message below, in English.

All Americans, no matter what party they belong to, should support Maryam Rajavi’s campaign.

The “War against Women” that some politicians decry shrinks to mere political sloganeering when compared to the real war, a war of physical violence, waged against women in radical Islamist countries.

Maryam Rajavi’s main 

By David Leeper | November 25, 2015 | 4 Comments
Hanson Levin

We’re close enough to the end of Obama’s presidency for Victor Davis Hanson to offer a de facto summary of how historians will judge his presidency.

It isn’t pretty. The damage to the Democrat party, our economy, to America’s defenses, and to our culture is astonishing.

And it isn’t over yet.

With another year to go, he is actually choosing initiatives to generate the most anger and difficulty for Democrats to run on …

By David Leeper | November 22, 2015 | 5 Comments

The story of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving is widely taught in all our schools. What is seldom taught, however, is what those Pilgrims learned, at great pain, about Socialism versus Free Markets.

The Pilgrim experience stands as the most authentic-ever, real-life comparison between socialism and free markets as the foundation for governance, commerce, and human interaction. 

As a reminder, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in November, 1620. They promptly lost half their population to starvation, sickness, and exposure …

By David Leeper | November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

There’s an old saying that [a conservative] is a liberal who’s been mugged by reality. Perhaps something like that has happened to Fox News’ liberal commentator and Obama apologist Geraldo Rivera. His daughter, Simone, was in the football (soccer) stadium in Paris when the suicide bombers blew themselves up. She was not hurt.

The brief interview below was held …

By David Leeper | November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

After the Paris attacks, the airwaves are full of pundits whose military training consists of a few years in journalism school telling us all what the US should do next. They make my teeth hurt.  So do the politicians and political candidates telling us what kind of war we can or cannot wage.

What should President Obama be doing?


I hope the president would declare that mission to be destroy the ISIS barbarians, root and branch. 

Give our generals that mission, have them offer …

By David Leeper | November 10, 2015 | 2 Comments
Carson Story

Memo to CNN, Politico, and Wall St Journal reporters who have pursued Dr. Ben Carson:

For crying out loud, if you want to wipe out a political candidate with a bogus scandal, do your homework first!

All three of the Dr. Ben Carson “biography fabrications” have in fact been your fabrications — not Carson’s. All three have easily been refuted in mere hours with publicly available material as shown in the video below. What the heck happened? You couldn’t find any of that material before going on …

By David Leeper | November 7, 2015 | 9 Comments
Ben Carson 1

For decades, Republican candidates have bowed from the ankles before the mainstream media in the hopes of getting the Leftist-agenda-driven media to like them or at least not to bully them. It has never worked, nor will it ever.

Once in a while, a conservative candidate like Newt Gingrich has punched back, with force, and conservatives rewarded him with standing ovations and record primary turnouts.

Conservative candidates know that the biased media are just as much their opponent as any other Big-Government Democrat or Republican candidate.

Now there is a …

By David Leeper | November 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s almost possible to feel sorry for Barack Obama. After all his reversals, timidity, and “leading from behind” in the Middle East, he has no clear principal-driven options available to him.

He’s damned if he does, and damned if he doesn’t. So he has chosen “does“ on an “unbelievably small scale” as John Kerry has described such tentative moves.

What’s the right move? Beats me. But there is no doubt in Judge Jeanine’s …

By David Leeper | November 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Carson O'Reilly

Nothing infuriates a Leftist more than a conservative black or woman. Leftists view blacks and women as the Left’s property — permanent denizens of the Left’s Big-Government-dependency plantation.

How dare blacks or women think for themselves! Small wonder they mock and condemn candidates like Dr. Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina.

See the video below where Carson and Fiorina talk about this issue.

It’s easy to understand Democrat politicians’ growing insecurity. What if Americans were to be reminded that slavery, segregation, the KKK, Jim Crow, poll taxes, literacy …

By David Leeper | October 31, 2015 | 21 Comments

This is our real-life, current-day Mr. Smith Goes to Washington moment.

All Americans, especially those who follow politics lightly or not at all, should HEAR THIS SPEECH. 

Granted, most Democrats are already a lost cause. They cannot be dissuaded; they can only be defeated.

And the same is true for GOP Establishment (GOPe) insiders and hangers-on who live off the system that they’ve created and which they only pretend to oppose.

But for the rest of us, this is the …