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 | February 4, 2016 | 5 Comments
Video: Newt Gingrich: GOP’s Center is now the Tea Party!

Most Tea Party Movement conservatives have long believed that it is better to work within the GOP to change that party rather than to form a third political party.

It’s been a long journey, but according to Newt Gingrich, it looks like the GOP electorate is in fact moving back toward the principles of limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility. As Gingrich puts it in this short excerpt:

The center of the GOP is the Tea Party!

Listen to his words and logic to understand why we may well be in …

By David Leeper | January 29, 2016 | 10 Comments
Video: Bill Whittle’s Message on Donald Trump

Here is Bill Whittle’s “Afterburner” message on the Donald Trump candidacy. It is among his best, and it is perhaps the most important one he’s done in years.

Please watch, and consider carefully what Whittle says.

Whittle is himself conflicted about Trump as so many of us are. See how he deals with that conflict and how he believes we should as well. The alternative may be to turn over the country to the neo-Marxists who’ve been trying to transform America since (at least) the 1960’s.

By David Leeper | January 28, 2016 | 1 Comment
Video: Funny undercover video: Crowder tries to exploit the “gun show loophole”

Here’s a funny exposé on the alleged “gun-show loophole” that is bandied about by self-righteous, anti-rights, neo-Marxist progressives like Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Bloomberg, and our own President Barack Obama.

Kudos to Crowder for some first-rate undercover work. This video is fast going viral with over 100,000 views in just the first day!

[Caution: there’s some mild profanity in here … ]

By David Leeper | January 24, 2016 | 2 Comments
NBRA Chairman Frances Rice

The NBRA (National Black Republicans Association) has endorsed Donald Trump. The NBRA appears to be a small group. Nonetheless, this endorsement matters because of the theme captured in the accompanying NBRA statement by Frances Rice, US Army Lt. Colonel (retired) and Juris Doctorate holder from the University of California.

In her statement, Col. Rice wrote:

Black Americans across America are beginning to wake up and see clearly the reality of what is happening in …

By David Leeper | January 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Video: Middle East Update by Dr. Steven Carol

WesternFreePress.com has been proud to present, on several occasions*, the work of Dr. Steven Carol, historian, author, speaker, and teacher with special expertise on the Middle East.

The video below is a condensed, up-do-date tour of the Middle East with an emphasis on understanding current day news. Those who want more than the usual TV sound bites would do well to listen to Dr. Carol’s informative presentation!

You may wish to refer to the map below as you watch the presentation.

For a thorough, …

By David Leeper | January 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wow. Democrats must be so proud!

Hat tip to Media Research Center for preparing this video.

By David Leeper | January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has less than 4 minutes to talk about Convention of States on Fox News’ “The Kelly File”, but he does a good job.

For a governor to take this strong public position is a major step forward for Convention of States.

As the abuses and usurpations of the federal government get worse and worse, momentum for Convention of States (COS) is building.

Read more about COS at this link. See the recent …

By David Leeper | January 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

If We the People could add just one amendment to the Constitution, what would it be?

What one amendment would restrain, simultaneously, the excesses of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the President?

What one amendment would shift the broad balance of powers back towards our state legislatures and away from the Federal leviathan?

What one amendment would be the most most difficult for the political/lobbyist/donor cartel in Washington to ignore, escape, or pervert?

On December 5, 2015, in Tempe, the Arizona chapter of

By David Leeper | January 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

HEAR the powerful, plain-speaking Elbert Guillory (former Democrat, former state senator from Louisiana) call out Barack Obama for being a weakling and a de facto recruiting tool for ISIS.

One can almost hear the radical Islamist leaders proclaiming: “See how Allah stays the hand of the American president! Join us and fight the weakling Americans!”

And President Obama focuses on Gitmo as an ISIS recruiting tool? And he “rebukes” ISIS by fighting climate change?

Wow. Democrats must be so proud.

See also Guillory’s other great video at this link, since gone …

By David Leeper | January 1, 2016 | 8 Comments

Lots of candidates get to Washington and succumb to “Potomac Fever.” No matter what they promise their constituents, they end up “going native.”

Oh, they may try for a while to effect some change, but the system grinds them down. Ultimately they either give up or start going along to get along. Only a few stand tall. The rest are disappointing (to say the least).

Here is a short narrative from the 2016 presidential candidate that I rank as least likely …