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 | July 11, 2013 | 69 Comments
Video: Mark Levin, Constitution Article V, and the “Liberty Amendments”

On his July 10 radio show, Mark Levin previewed contents of his new book called The Liberty Amendments.  Levin points to Article V of the Constitution, which prescribes the methods by which the Constitution may be amended to reverse the federal power grab and runaway spending.

In the past, most conservatives have pushed off any notion of a Constitutional Convention or “Con-Con” because its agenda might be uncontrollable.  For example the 2nd amendment could even be repealed.  For years, …

By David Leeper | July 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

FAIR, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, has reviewed the huge Gang-of-8 Senate Immigration Bill S.744 and provided a guide to some of the pork in the bill.  These targeted provisions bought Senate votes.  Are you shocked?  Here are just a few of their findings.

[Bernie] Sanders’ Surrender. This carve‐out for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I‐VT) creates a slush “Youth Jobs Fund” for FY 2014‐2015 funded using $1.5 billion from the U.S. Treasury. Until the Gang …

By David Leeper | July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Abstract: New Zealand political researcher, author, and blogger Trevor Loudon has recommended a winning strategy for the GOP and Tea Party Movement.  Namely: Build an explicit new voting power bloc within the GOP called the Constitutional Republicans.

The GOP betrayal on Senate immigration Bill S.744, led by Gang-of-Eight Senators McCain and Rubio, has many Tea Party movement conservatives talking seriously about forming a third political party.

The sight of John McCain literally embracing Chuck …

By David Leeper | July 7, 2013 | 24 Comments
Video: Inspiring Speech from Rafael Cruz, Father of Sen. Ted Cruz

At the FreedomWorks Free the People event on July 6, Mr. Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), delivered this inspiring speech on his personal history, surviving Fidel Castro’s communist regime and coming to the land of opportunity and freedom.

Like Obama, Castro started as a “hope and change” leader, but gradually destroyed all freedom and personal initiative in Cuba.   Is that where Obama’s “hope and change” is taking us?  Rafael Cruz talks about the many parallels and the dangers …

By David Leeper | July 6, 2013 | 11 Comments

On behalf of the Western States Sheriffs Association (WSSA), Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona, has issued a statement strongly opposing the Gang-of-8 Senate Bill S.744.  These are the men & women who must deal with the consequences of federal failures to secure our border and pursue those who illegally overstay their visas.  The sheriffs speak with highest credibility from their own first-hand experience, as opposed to the clueless,

By David Leeper | July 5, 2013 | 6 Comments
Video: Iraq Combat Veteran Aaron Weiss Advocates Repeal of New York’s SAFE Act

In response to the Sandy Hook atrocity, the New York State Legislature passed the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act on January 15, 2013, and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed it into law the same day.  Cuomo proudly proclaimed it to b the “toughest” gun control law in the country.

The law bans “high-capacity” magazines, reduces maximum legal magazine loads to seven rounds, requires background checks for ammunition purchases, creates a government registry of “assault” …

By David Leeper | July 4, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: Video: After Senate Immigration Bill Passes, Rubio Hugs Reid, McCain Hugs Schumer

In the minutes after the “historic” passage of the Gang-of-Eight immigration bill S.744 on June 27, there were hugs and handshakes for all who voted “yes” for bill passage.

See the 90-second video clip below, edited from the C-Span coverage, which has some interesting body language in it.

Look for Harry Reid, holding court like a godfather at a wedding reception.  See John McCain giving Reid a warm, 2-handed handshake.  Watch McCain, Schumer, and Corker in a joyous …

By David Leeper | July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Trey Gowdy Answers Schumer-McCain Assertions about GOP’s Future and Immigration Bill

In the video below, from the June 30 Fox News Sunday program, Chuck Schumer asserts that the House must pass the Senate immigration bill (S.744) or else the GOP will be “a minority party for a generation.”

John McCain then actually endorses the Schumer view, but he does it obliquely so that he might back-pedal later on.  It’s the kind of Big-Government, Establishment-Republican position that McCain so often takes, putting Senate social harmony ahead of conservative principles.

In …

By David Leeper | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: An Interview with Becky Gerritson, Tea Party Leader and Political Independent

Becky Gerritson, President and Founder of the Wetumpka Tea Party, Alabama, is best known for her eloquent and emotional testimony before Congress on June 4.  Her words then were her own, and no professional speech writer could have done any better.

Ms Gerritson shines again in her interview video below, conducted by Ginny Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  It is interesting that Gerritson is neither Republican nor Democrat.  She is an Independent, and she makes the …

By David Leeper | June 30, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: Judge Jeanine Pirro Talks Justice for the American Taxpayer

Here’s another sharp-tongued “Opening Statement” from Judge Jeanine Pirro, June 29, 2013.

This one is about the double standard at the IRS where they run roughshod over First and Fourth Amendments for citizens & taxpayers but where IRS big bosses are quick to invoke 5th-Amendment protection for their own miserable carcasses.  As shown in the video below, this time it’s Greg Roseman, Deputy IRS Director, who pleads the fifth.

Add this to the indulgent $50 million tab for “conferences”,