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 | September 14, 2014 | 61 Comments
Video: Sen. Lindsey Graham’s One-Minute Declaration of War on ISIS / ISIL

Are you tired of wishy-washy “nuanced” political talking heads when it comes to the newly declared “Islamic State” and their threats to Western civilization? You’ll have to look long and hard to hear a senior US politician speak more plainly than what you’ll hear in the video below.

On Sept 14, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) of the Senate Armed Services Committee, declared directly and unequivocally that “This is OUR fight” when it comes to destroying ISIS/ISIL/IS.

Our explicit objectives, says Sen. Graham, …

By David Leeper | September 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Trashes Obama’s Absurd “ISIL is not Islamic” Claim

Once again, Judge Jeanine Pirro pulls the rug out from under Barack Obama. This time it’s for his utterly absurd claim that “ISIL [ISIS] is not Islamic”.

We have to wonder if President Obama, and his entourage of “advisers”, are delusional.

By David Leeper | September 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) Inspires at AZ GOP at Fundraiser

On Sept 12, 2014, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) inspired a full audience at a Scottsdale, Arizona fundraiser. Among his themes were:

We have common cause with our Founders and Framers, 1787
Between the GOP’s Establishment and Grassroots base, there lies a great opportunity
We are suffering from regulation without representation, a form of tyranny
The GOP has to be for something as well against what we don’t like
Two principles made us great: free markets and voluntary institutions of civil society — not Big Government in Washington
We can’t …

By David Leeper | September 12, 2014 | 10 Comments
Now they call me Infidel

Egyptian-born American Nonie Darwish has published a powerful and perceptive article explaining the rise of ISIS, the behavior of Middle East countries, and Barack Obama’s personal motivations regarding Islam.

Ms Darwish, now a Christian, understands Islam and the Middle East as few of us can. Her model seems to fit — it has the ring of truth.

In particular —

Arab countries, especially Saudi Arabia, seem to have been encouraging America to destroy ISIS, yet they …

By David Leeper | September 6, 2014 | 4 Comments
Video: Fox News Breaks Story on Infamous Benghazi “Stand Down” Orders

In what may be one of the finest examples of investigative television journalism of this decade, Fox News’ Bret Baier interviews three defenders who were on-site during the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

These three brave and capable men provide a story that seems to be at odds with the Obama administration’s steadfast claim that no one was ever told to “stand down” in efforts to rescue embassy personnel, …

By David Leeper | September 5, 2014 | 4 Comments
Video: Bill Whittle lays failed Foley/Sotloff Rescue and Benghazi Debacle at Obama’s feet

Righteous Rage Alert!

In his “Firewall” video below, commentator Bill Whittle slams Barack Obama, attributing the failed Foley/Sotloff rescue and Benghazi abandonment debacle directly on the “self-obsessed moral cowardice” of Barack Obama.

By David Leeper | September 3, 2014 | 7 Comments
Video: Brit Hume Explains Why President Obama Seems So Rudderless

Fox News’ senior commentator Brit Hume seldom disappoints. Here he gives a compelling explanation of why Obama seems so confused and feckless. Namely, the world is just not behaving the way it’s supposed to with Obama as president, and he still can’t come to terms with that.

The Hume theory helps explain why Obama is always retreating to his comfort zones — fund raisers, the golf course, bachelor parties, or whatever. He’s escaping from the real world, which is turning out …

By David Leeper | September 1, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Hear Ted Cruz On Fire at the AFP Summit!

Hear Senator Ted Cruz in a 28-minute Reagan-like appeal to American voters at the AFP Summit, August 30, 2014.

Sen. Cruz is a Republican and a favorite of the Tea Party movement, but his appeal is to all Americans who are fed up with both political parties and business as usual in Washington and our state houses.

If you don’t like Big Government telling you what to do, if you want to keep more of what you earn, and if you think politicians should …

By David Leeper | August 30, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Hear Mark Levin Admonish State Legislators to Use Article V of U.S. Constitution

Our Constitution’s Framers, especially George Mason and James Madison, presciently foresaw a day when we might have an overtaxing, overborrowing, overspending, overregulating, and overbearing federal government. Does that sound like today’s situation?.

Wisely, the Framers included in Article V a method by which our state legislatures could amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or the Supreme Court. Article V assigns Congress no more than an administrative obligation, and the President and Supreme Court are assigned no role at all. In …

By David Leeper | August 29, 2014 | 14 Comments
Video: UK PM David Cameron Raises ISIS Threat Level to “Severe”

Sounding like a true national leader, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the terror attack threat level to “Severe” based on chatter and other intelligence information. Just ahead of another 9/11 anniversary, this seems especially appropriate.

Compare this speech to recent speeches by President Obama (“We don’t yet have a strategy”) and the clarifications and walk-backs offered by his press secretary Josh Earnest. Which leader inspires more confidence? Which leader seems more in charge?

Today, August 29, President Obama will …