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 | December 17, 2014 | 12 Comments
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You may wish to print, cut out, and save the handy wallet card above. This is the list of 20 GOP Senators who voted against the point of order raised by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) regarding President Obama’s executive order on immigration (aka “amnesty”) on Dec 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm, a defining moment for this “GOP-20.”

Sen. Cruz …

By David Leeper | December 7, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Breaking: Rush Limbaugh in Rare Video Appearance on Fox News

Rush Limbaugh says he hates to appear on network TV because of the all the overhead with lighting and makeup. He may change his mind after this appearance because he did very well Those who listen to Rush on the radio will sense how frustrated he was by the time constraint, but judging how well he did, perhaps he’ll do more of these interviews in the future!

In this interview, run by Chris Wallace, Rush talks about the deliberate mishandling of the racial issues …

By David Leeper | December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Decries Racialism of Obama, Holder, and Sharpton

Virtually everyone had high hopes that our first African-American president would be a president of all the people and lead us to a new “post-racial” era.

Virtually the exact opposite is happening as Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and (of course) Al Sharpton seek to inject race as the key factor in every high-profile incident involving black victims and white perpetrators. Indeed it is precisely that racial mix that is used to make these incidents high profile, while much more common crimes involving any other racial mix …

By David Leeper | December 6, 2014 | 29 Comments
Video: Mark Levin Delivers Locker-Room Speech on the “Con-Con” Myth

In the 5-minute video excerpt below, Mark Levin responds to a request (from AZ State Rep. Bob Thorpe, LD6) for advice on dealing with anti-Article-V groups such as the John Birch Society. Like a coach exhorting his football team at half-time, Levin uncorks a locker-room-style speech to the growing legions of those who favor using Article V of the US Constitution, as intended by the Framers, to rein in a runaway federal government in Washington.

This short segment comes at the end of a broader 20-minute appeal …

By David Leeper | December 3, 2014 | 8 Comments
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Plain and simple — Ted Cruz walks to the House to recommend his simple strategy and stops to talk to CNN. A crowd gathers to hear him.

Of course when Sen. Cruz and Mike Lee followed a related strategy regarding Obamacare, the old bulls of the GOP pretended to go along with it and then sabotaged it to the point where they accepted, publicly, blame for the “shutdown.”

What “shutdown”? What “blame”?

I guess if the GOP suffers another such “calamity”, they’ll pick up another 10-20 …

By David Leeper | December 3, 2014 | 7 Comments
Video: Sheriff David Clarke Rips into Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and Al Sharpton

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr stands tall as he speaks truth to power — namely to Eric Holder, Barack Obama, and Al Sharpton, in that order.

In the tradition of Star Parker, Col. Allen West, Sen. Elbert Guillory, and many other great Americans with the guts to confront Left-wing extremists, he correctly points to the root causes of high crime rates, unemployment, and misery in America’s minority communities. He knows. He’s there. He sees it.

In particular, regarding Barack Obama, Sheriff …

By David Leeper | November 28, 2014 | 4 Comments
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Just nine days before the 2014 elections, Sen. Chuck Schumer confidently predicted that Democrats would hold the US Senate.

Oops.

Following huge Democrat losses, Schumer went “radio silent” for about three weeks. I thought he might be sulking and would emerge contrite. But evidently he was writing a political strategy white paper to be read aloud to the National Press Club on November 25 because that’s exactly what he did (video …

By David Leeper | November 23, 2014 | 5 Comments
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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 Collectivism versus Free Markets.

This story stands as perhaps the clearest and starkest-ever before-and-after comparison between those two rival systems for human interaction and governance.

Most of us know how the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in November, 1620, and how they …

By David Leeper | November 22, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Ravages Obama for Lawless Immigration Orders

Comparing him at one point to Tony Soprano, Judge Jeanine Pirro rips Obama from stem to stern for his outlandish and lawless immigration “orders.”

From Fox News Justice with Judge Jeanine, November 22, 2014.

By David Leeper | November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
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On November 20, 2014, the Scottsdale, AZ Tea Party hosted a discussion/debate on the merits of using the US Constitution’s Article V (Clause 2) amendments convention process to rein in runaway spending, borrowing, and regulation in Washington. See this link for the WesternFreePress.com introduction to Article V.

Nick Dranias, who spoke first, is President and Executive Director, Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. Dranias argued FOR using the Article V process, and sketched briefly his organization’s approach …