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 | May 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

Check out this video. At first I thought I was looking at a parody like all the Hitler bunker parodies. But Barack Obama’s Coast Guard Academy speech calling climate change the #1 national security threat was itself so absurd that I thought the video and its translation could in fact be genuine.

We’ll know soon whether this is parody, and this article will be updated with the correct answer. Even as parody, it’s worth watching for …

By David Leeper | May 25, 2015 | 13 Comments

“Shouldn’t we have high standards?”

That’s the usual rejoinder one hears when Americans express suspicion over “Common Core” standards. But Americans are very right to be suspicious.

The fuss we’ve heard over math standards and teaching methods is certainly warranted, but it’s a mere distraction next to the much bigger target: the teaching of our United States history.

Math and English are only the outer shell of the Trojan Horse that is Common Core. Inside that huge decoy lies the real political …

By David Leeper | May 22, 2015 | 2 Comments
Video: An 11-Year-Old Boy, a 48-Star Flag, and a Normandy Beach

As Memorial Day and D-Day Remembrance 2015 approach, here is a touching video about an 11-year-old boy’s tribute to those who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944.

We’ve all seen interviews with college students who cannot name America’s enemies during World War II, who do not know from what country America won its independence, who cannot name our current Vice President, and who regard the American military as some sort of “evil” force.

So it’s good to see that there are young Americans who know better and …

By David Leeper | May 22, 2015 | 17 Comments

In these four videos, seven black Americans tell us all why they have fled the Democrat plantation.  They have a message not just for their fellow black Americans but also for all the white liberals who still think that voting Democrat somehow proves that they “care.”

If you want to read more, see especially Please Stop Helping Us, by Jason Riley, and Uncle Sam’s Plantation, by …

By David Leeper | May 20, 2015 | 4 Comments
Video: Mark Levin Tirade: Barack Obama Must Declare Unconditional War on ISIS

Passionate and angry, Mark Levin calls on Barack Obama to do what a proper president would do about the Islamo-Nazi terrorists murdering their way through Iraq and Syria.

In this audio excerpt from his May 19 show, he asks whether anyone can hear the screams of the women and children as they’re being rounded up and brutally murdered? Levin lays out the instructions he would give to his generals if he were president.

Of course, presidential spokesman Josh Earnest’s response thus far has been to call …

By David Leeper | May 11, 2015 | 7 Comments
Video: Best Defense Yet of Pam Geller and Free Speech in Garland, TX

This Bill Whittle video is especially for the craven Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Judge Napolitano, and other Fox News headliners who attacked Pam Geller for stepping forward for free speech with her “Draw Muhammad” conference in Garland, Texas.

Those three Fox icons, and many more of their colleagues, should have known better. I don’t include Juan Williams and other Fox Leftists because probably none of them does know any better.

But to Williams and the entire Left, I would say (paraphrasing Bill Whittle), those ISIS terrorists didn’t come gunning for …

By David Leeper | May 10, 2015 | 1 Comment
Video: Re Pam Geller, Megyn Kelly and Bill Maher vanquish Bill O’Reilly

In the video clip below, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly scores another bullseye.

Kelly correctly identifies the core issue behind the Pam Geller “draw Muhammad” controversy. She sweeps aside the self-righteous moralizing of Fox pundits like Bill O’Reilly, Laura Ingraham, and Judge Napolitano. All three chose to assail Pam Geller as a provocateur rather than praise her as a brave free-speech advocate.


Shame on you, Bill O’Reilly. You actually put mere “offensiveness-avoidance” ahead of free-speech criticism of murderous intolerance? Please slow down and check your moral compass more carefully next time.

If followers of Islam …

By David Leeper | April 25, 2015 | 2 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine: Hillary Clinton is a Global-Scale Influence Peddlar

In the video below, Judge Jeanine Pirro savages Hillary Clinton for using her office to enrich herself and her husband by peddling her influence for cash payments to her husband and to their foundation.

The flow of the money and timing of her decisions are all a prosecutor needs, says the Judge. A jury can and often does infer guilt from such evidence. While an explicit quid pro quo would be sufficient to prove guilt, it is not necessary. Consider for example the case of Bob …

By David Leeper | April 18, 2015 | 10 Comments
Riverbed in drought

Left-wing environmental extremists have had their way in California for decades, no doubt giving them their usual warm fuzzy feeling of unearned moral superiority. Sadly, they’ve left Californians vulnerable to drought, destroying livelihoods and lives in the Sunshine State. And this may only be the beginning.

From Victor Davis-Hanson, in City Journal (emphasis added):

In the 1970s, coastal elites squelched California’s near-century-long commitment to building dams, reservoirs, and canals, even as the Golden State’s population ballooned. …

By David Leeper | April 16, 2015 | 5 Comments

Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign announcement was packed with great common-sense one-liners. Among them was this simple but powerful observation:

We must change the decisions [Washington is] making by changing the people who are making them.

Amen to that, Senator. But how do we make it happen? In Arizona, we’ve certainly tried to “elect better people” — namely, conservative representatives and senators who are true to the Constitution. And we’ve succeeded with a few. Reps. Schweikert, Salmon, and …