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 | 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 …

By David Leeper | August 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
Ronald Reagan

Channeling Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich has drafted the kind of speech a President Reagan would make to the American people after the beheading of James Foley and the slaughter of Christians by the vile savages who call themselves the Islamic State, ISIS, or ISIL.

As you read the words below, try to imagine having a President, once again, who could and would make such a presentation to the American people.

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By David Leeper | August 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Starting from a simple tweet by actor James Woods, author David Horowitz explains the cause of America’s wrong-headed direction plainly and simply in fewer than 900 words. Short summary:  Obama himself is the cause. It’s him. Period. His underlings are doing his bidding and being rewarded for it no matter what damage they do.

Here is his full power commentary from RedState.com (emphasis added):

Let me begin …

By David Leeper | August 23, 2014 | 3 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine – Obama’s Response to Foley Beheading is the Last Straw

“WEAK, WIMPY, and PATHETIC” is how Judge Jeanine Pirro describes President Obama’s reaction to the beheading of freelance Journalist James Foley by ISIL radical Islamists.

From Justice with Judge Jeanine, August 23, 2014

By David Leeper | August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Video: Mark Levin & Sean Hannity: Obama Golfs as the World Burns

Sean Hannity interviews Mark Levin about Barack Obama’s foreign policy, his continued blame-shifting, and his overall performance as commander-in-chief, which Levin describes as “pathetic”.

The Middle East is on fire, our border control has collapsed, and Russia is moving toward a takeover of Ukraine reminiscent of Hitler’s anschutz takeover of Austria in the 1930’s. And in real time, right now, Christians, Yazidis, and Muslims (who are not ISIS-approved) are being butchered by the thousands in northern Iraq.

And through all this —

By David Leeper | August 11, 2014 | 4 Comments
Video: James O’Keefe Walks across Mexican Border Unimpeded, Dressed As Osama Bin Laden!

As shown in the video below (at 01:20), Harry Reid, US Senate Majority Leader has confidently and unequivocally declared —


Yet James O’Keefe of “Veritas” easily crosses our border with Mexico several times in only seconds, dressed as Osama Bin Laden!

What does Harry Reid have to say about that? And what does John “Build-the-Dang-Fence” McCain have to say, let alone President Barack Obama or DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson?

Will we ever know? …

By David Leeper | August 9, 2014 | 7 Comments
Video: Iraq & ISIS: Judge Jeanine Castigates Obama for Feckless Foreign Policy

Calling him inexperienced and disengaged, Judge Jeanine Pirro calls out Obama for feckless management of our foreign policy in Iraq and the world-wide terrorist threat posed by ISIS.

From Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine, August 9, 2014

By David Leeper | August 7, 2014 | 4 Comments
Video: Pat Condell – The Left’s Hypocrisy over Gaza

Pat Condell uncorks another in his series of diatribes against the Left and the Leftist media. This time it’s for their mawkishly hypocritical hand-wringing and pious, self-congratulatory moralizing over the Israel-Gaza war.


My only comment is: Yeah! What he said!

By David Leeper | August 6, 2014 | 9 Comments
Video: Huppenthal & Douglas Spar for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction

On August 5, John Huppenthal (incumbent) debated challenger Diane Douglas for the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Arizona Department of Education.

It was a lively debate, with both candidates touting their record of support for local control of education and their opposition to federal control and meddling. Each challenged his/her opponent’s actual commitment to these principles.

Common Core, College & Career Readiness Standards (CCRS), Race to the Top, Partnership for …