David Leeper
David Leeper

David Leeper’s 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 41 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.


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By David Leeper | February 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Video: Nick Dranias, Article V, AZ House of Representatives, Feb 4, 2014

On Feb 4, 2014, Nick Dranias (Goldwater Institute) addressed the Arizona State Legislature Federalism and Fiscal Responsibility Committee in Hearing Room 1 at the House of Representatives.

Dranias’ subject was Article V Process 2, the state-legislature-driven process for amending the US Constitution.

Dranias spoke favorably of all Article V initiatives.  He champions one in particular — the Compact for America (CFA) that uses the established mechanism of interstate compacts to create a balanced budget amendment for the Constitution. Details are …

By David Leeper | February 3, 2014 | 12 Comments
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On February 1, 2014, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a dinner that included Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Arizona Rep. David Schweikert (R-CD6), both of whom spoke and answered questions from the (approximately) 100 people who attended.

My favorite topic that evening dealt with the Constitution’s Article V provision wherein state legislatures have the power to amend the US Constitution without the permission or approval of Congress, the President, or …

By David Leeper | February 2, 2014 | 4 Comments
Video: Angry Judge Jeanine Pirro Mocks Barack Obama’s SOTU Happy Talk

Every week, millions rely on Judge Jeanine Pirro to express in words the anger they feel toward an increasingly out-of-touch, overweaning, overtaxing, over-regulating, and overbearing federal government. In her Feb 1, 2014, “Opening Statement”, she did not disappoint.  See the video below where she offers a point-by-point refutation of all the “happy talk” in Barack Obama’s State-of-the-Union speech.

A friend of mine from the former Soviet Union, describing what life was like in that communist paradise said (and I paraphrase): “They …

By David Leeper | January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments
Video: Viral Video: Get Konnected with the Kronies Action Figures!

Here’s a terrific spoof that skewers crony capitalists from both political parties.

Most Americans think being pro-business means being pro-competition. But it isn’t so. Big corporations do like competition when it comes to their suppliers, but when comes to their own business, they like Big Government rules that restrict or even shut out their competitors.

Health care insurance is a great example. The major carriers have lobbyists that can use campaign contributions and other considerations that get state legislators to erect barriers to …

By David Leeper | January 29, 2014 | 3 Comments
Video: Did Republicans Cause the “Shutdown”? John Boehner says “Yep,Yep,Yep”

It’s pretty rare when a politician gives a straight yes/no answer to a question.  Sad to say, we got one from John Boehner when he appeared on the Jay Leno Show, January 23, 2014.  Namely –

Jay Leno: This government shutdown, I think it’s safe to say to say most people blame the Republicans for that. Would you?

John Boehner: Yep. Yep. Yep.

Good grief, Mr. Speaker! You blame your own party for what Obama and Reid did to hurt Americans so they …

By David Leeper | January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Crowns Obama as “The Master of Contradiction”

Video: Like a woman pounding nails into a coffin, Judge Jeanine Pirro drives home point after point supporting her coronation of Barack Obama as The Master of Contradiction.

Judge Jeanine argues, compellingly, that on issue after issue, Obama has delivered soaring, high-minded rhetoric only to follow with policies and actions that belie his pious pronouncements.

And with few exceptions, the media still don’t call him out on it. By their silence and acquiescence, those media have done a great disservice to our …

By David Leeper | January 25, 2014 | 3 Comments
Video: Arizona GOP State Committeemen Censure Senator John McCain

Tempe, January 25, 2014: Arizona GOP State Committeemen have passed a non-binding resolution censuring Senator John McCain.

Following the meeting, LD30 Chairman Timothy Schwartz met with the press to announce the passage of the resolution and the motivations for drafting it. A video of Mr. Schwartz’s remarks appears below.

The text of the resolution is as follows:

FIRST UPDATE - January 26, 2014 -
Here is a short video clip of the actual voice vote on the resolution censuring John McCain.

 

SECOND UPDATE …

By David Leeper | January 19, 2014 | 44 Comments
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Here’s a pivotal question for Conservatives: How should we regard all the Big-Government “moderate” Republican candidates who will be running for (re)election in 2014 and 2016?

Many of us are understandably fed up with the GOP — all the more so after Speaker John Boehner infamously laid claim to the “conservative” label for himself and trashed as having “lost all credibility” brave Conservatives like Ted Cruz. Why? Because they chose to fight rather than capitulate to Big …

By David Leeper | January 18, 2014 | 73 Comments
Video: Benghazi: A Raging Judge Jeanine Pirro Utterly Destroys Hillary Clinton

January 18, 2014: With this week’s issuance of the bipartisan investigation report on Benghazi, a raging Judge Jeanine Pirro confronts Hillary Clinton, head-on, for Clinton’s duplicity and negligence as Secretary of State.

Clinton’s behavior before, during, and after the Benghazi atrocity should end any chance of her being a candidate for the Presidency in 2016 or any other office for that matter. Will it? What do you think?

This video is from Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine program of January 18.

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UPDATE (Jan 19): …

By David Leeper | January 14, 2014 | 7 Comments
Video: Mark Levin, Kelli Ward, Article V, and the Mt. Vernon Conference

On Mark Levin’s January 13 radio show, Levin spoke briefly to Dr. Kelli Ward, Arizona State Senator from LD5. Along with Arizona State Rep. Kelly Townsend (LD16), Ward was part of the Dec 7, 2013 Mt. Vernon Conference where the stage was set for a Convention of States (COS) to propose amendments to the US Constitution.

Convention of States and the Compact for America (CFA) project seek to use Article …