Richard McCarty

Richard McCarty is the Director of Research at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and can be reached at

Richard McCarty

Should the Constitution be amended to prohibit court-packing?

By Richard McCarty Democrats have been angered and terrified by the progress that President Donald Trump has made in appointing conservative judges to the federal bench, especially to the Supreme Court. As a result, some Democrats are openly advocating for expanding the Court to pack it with […]


How do conservative groups propose to solve surprise medical billing?

By Richard McCarty What is surprise medical billing, and what do conservative organizations think should be done to address this problem? Surprise medical billing occurs when a patient has a medical emergency and is taken to an out-of-network emergency room for treatment and then receives a large […]


With teleworking in place, GOP state governors should modernize their governments and deal with public sector unions

By Richard McCarty State and local government agencies are shutting down or having workers telecommute in response to the Chinese coronavirus, and now it is the time for GOP governors and legislatures to modernize their governmental operations, not just survive. It should be a good time to […]


Liberal billionaire John Arnold joins New York City to free violent suspects with arrest and release

By Richard McCarty Billionaire John Arnold, who calls himself a “special interest pot stirrer,” has decided to join New York City — which is suffering through a crime wave with its new arrest and release program — to meddle in the issue of bail reform. As part of Arnold’s scheme to remake the criminal justice system by […]


Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy, wall construction credited with halting illegal immigration as left-wing groups continue suing

By Richard McCarty During the 2016 campaign, President Trump ran on cracking down on illegal immigration. After years of border security being largely ignored, Trump made it a central issue. After three years in office, it is clear that he is getting results. So far, over 120 miles of border […]


Virginia Republicans: Don’t Run, Fight!

By Richard McCarty There seems to be a lot of resignation, defeatism, and despair over the damage that Democrats are doing to the Commonwealth of Virginia – which is exactly what the Democrats want – but that is the wrong response. Now is not the time to […]


Secured border will be highlighted in State of the Union by President Trump

By Richard McCarty Because President Trump made immigration enforcement a signature issue of his campaign, State of the Union viewers can expect to hear more from him on the subject. The President will highlight success in securing the southern border and progress on building the wall , and make proposals […]


Liberal know-it-all billionaires side with insurance companies on surprise medical billing

By Richard McCarty You may have never heard of them, but there is a new, young billionaire couple determined to leave their mark on society. John and Laura Arnold are not interested in the type of philanthropy that builds libraries and college buildings or feeds, clothes, shelters, […]


If the Senate calls Bolton to testify, it must call Trump’s preferred witnesses, too

By Richard McCarty Democrats had their chance in the House to call as many impeachment witnesses as they wanted; as the Senate trial proceeds, it should now be President Trump’s turn to call witnesses. House Democrats refused to hear from Trump’s witnesses while calling some of those […]


The 47th March for Life was an historic, hopeful event

By Richard McCarty The 47th Annual March for Life last Friday was historic and hopeful. President Trump did something that none of his predecessors have done – he attended and addressed the crowd at the pro-life rally. Tens of thousands of marchers were in attendance, including Nicholas […]


Beware Virginia’s mistakes or your state may be next

By Richard McCarty In recent years, Virginia has made a number of grave mistakes by electing out-of-touch liberal Democrats who are unfit for office. With the Democrats’ recent success at buying the state legislature with out-of-state contributions, Virginia residents can expect to soon begin paying dearly for […]


Deregulate the legal profession and protect the rights of those who represent themselves in court

By Richard McCarty Republicans should support reforming the legal profession and the legal system. As it is, the legal system is pretty much of the lawyers, by the lawyers, and for the lawyers. Although we have many lawyers in this country, their services are unaffordable for many […]


Tens of thousands of gun rights supporters converge on Virginia State Capitol, peace ensues

By Richard McCarty The liberal media and their favorite racist, Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA), must be bitterly disappointed. (For those who don’t follow Virginia politics, the governor admitted to wearing blackface but claims to have no idea why he had the nickname “Coonman” in college; unfortunately, this […]


Who will stand up to Soros and halt his campaign to elect soft-on-crime prosecutors?

By Richard McCarty Over the past several years, George Soros and other very wealthy liberals have been dumping millions of dollars into local district attorneys’ races all across the country. Why would out-of-touch billionaires be trying to buy district attorneys’ offices in localities where they do not […]


Conservatives should stop blindly defending law enforcement, the clergy, and Big Business and examine the moral order of institutions

By Richard McCarty It is time for fine-brush conservatism. For too long, broad-brush conservatism has defended certain institutions — including law enforcement, the clergy, and Big Business — to the hilt without demanding too many facts. To be clear, these are institutions worthy of vigorous defense, but […]

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