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 | December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Daniel Hannan on ‘Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World’

From the Heritage Foundation, November, 2013:

In “Inventing Freedom”, Daniel Hannan reflects on the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. Hannan argues that the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms — individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government — are the …

By David Leeper | December 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
Video: Obamacare Wars: Capretta vs Tanden – a New Round of Lies?

As I write this article on Dec 1, 2013, the Obamacare website healthcare.gov is supposedly up & running. It’s not clear yet whether it is or not, or what “running” actually means. But already, Obamacare’s architects and defenders are spinning the news about the whole ongoing Obamacare debacle and offering yet another round of deceptive assurances and false promises.

In particular, see the video below in which Obamacare “writer” and apologist Neera Tanden debates James Capretta on the outlook for Obamacare.  Tanden …

By David Leeper | November 26, 2013 | 18 Comments

The story of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and Thanksgiving is widely taught in all our schools.  What is seldom taught, however, is what those Pilgrims learned, at great pain, about Private Property & Free Markets versus Socialism. That story stands as perhaps the clearest and starkest-ever before-and-after comparison between those two rival systems for human interaction.

We all know how the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in November, 1620, and how they lost …

By David Leeper | November 23, 2013 | 5 Comments
Video: A Caustic Judge Jeanine Pirro Ravages Obama as a Serial Liar

In her strongest attack yet, Judge Jeanine Pirro tears into Obama for his chain of lies about Obamacare and Benghazi, now-all-too-clearly concocted to win a second term on a mountain of fraud and deceit.

In the past, commentators used the “L-word”, lie, lying, or liar only rarely, usually choosing some bland euphemism instead. Judge Jeanine is holding back no longer — she uses the L-word 17 times in this diatribe.

By the Judge’s account, Emperor Obama has no clothes, and only his sycophantic inner …

By David Leeper | November 22, 2013 | 1 Comment

In 16 minutes, this video lays out the saga, to date, of Obamacare, a stupefying national nightmare that has only just begun.

Included are Ronald Reagan’s dire and eerily accurate predictions of how nationalized healthcare would be “sold” to the American people and how it would be manipulated to steal our wealth and freedom.

Kudos to Young Republicans for producing this video.

By David Leeper | November 19, 2013 | 3 Comments
Video: Video: Daniel Hannan and Sean Hannity on American Exceptionalism

Daniel Hannan is South East England’s Conservative Member of Parliament. In this clip, he talks with Sean Hannity about Obamacare, American exceptionalism, and the much broader topic of the contribution of English-speaking countries to world freedom. The clip begins with replays of Hannan’s prescient 2009 warnings about nationalized health care.

As always, Hannan manages to be both erudite and plain-spoken, which is no mean feat.  In his crisp UK accent, he heaps praise on the history of English-speaking countries, and he decries …

By David Leeper | November 19, 2013 | 4 Comments
Video: Ted Cruz Assails Government Overreach by Both Parties

The 4-minute video below is an excerpt from Sen. Ted Cruz’ presentation at the Federalist Society, Nov 14, 2013. Working with no notes or teleprompter (as usual), Cruz calls out both parties for federal overreach, although he focuses especially on Eric Holder’s Department of Justice.

Most Americans implicitly assume that all conflicts in Washington are between Democrats and Republicans, and the daily political theatre in the media reinforce that with countless point-counterpoint confrontations between representatives of the two parties. But the really …

By David Leeper | November 15, 2013 | 6 Comments

As the old saying goes, when you’re up to your [elbows] in alligators, it’s easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swamp.

Entitlement growth, exploding debt, rapacious taxation, oppressive regulation, illegal immigration, IRS/DOJ/EPA/DHS/HHS/NSA abuses, …, and the list just keeps on growing.

What’s a conservative activist to do?

Should we continue fighting these Big Government abuses and usurpations one at a time? Should we continue trying to “elect the right people” to Washington? Sure. Carry on. But an …

By David Leeper | November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Video: Rep. Trey Gowdy Bashes Obama Administration for Costly Trainwreck at ‘healthcare.gov’

With a truckload of common sense, biting sarcasm, and his withering prosecutorial tone, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) carves up the Obama administration for the debacle that is healthcare.gov.

Gowdy wants to get the testimony of the White House Info-Tech chief Todd Park so that the American people can hear what went wrong at the half-billion-dollar website that took three years to develop.

Godspeed, Mr. Gowdy!

By David Leeper | November 10, 2013 | 6 Comments
Video: Raging Judge Jeanine Pirro Slams the Scams of Obamacare

With her biting sarcasm and rapier wit, Judge Jeanine Pirro again guts Barack Obama for his naked duplicity and brazen lies to the American people. In particular, she focuses on the “Obamacare Scams” being foisted on the American middle class, the group Barack Obama outrageously claims to care so much about.