Rick Manning

Rick Manning is the President Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at rmanning@getliberty.org. A long time public affairs professional, Rick served as the Public Affairs Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Labor during the George W. Bush Administration, where he was twice recognized by the Secretary for Exceptional Achievement.

Born and raised in southern California, Rick graduated from the University of Southern California working his way through school running political campaigns.

Shortly thereafter, he became a state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association for nine years responsible for the southeastern United States, Maryland and New Jersey. At NRA, Rick worked closely with local groups to pass the groundbreaking concealed carry law in Florida which has subsequently served as a national model.

A veteran of dozens of corporate communications and grassroots campaigns, Manning has emerged as a leading voice in the conservative community with columns appearing in The Hill, Investor’s Business Daily, FoxNews.com and other major publications across the nation.

A resident of Maryland where he is a former town council member locally, Rick is active in his local church and is married to his college sweetheart.

Rick Manning

The D.C. swamp demands to be paid before American lives are protected on the southern border

By Rick Manning The hardest part about any government shut down is that it is generally about a relatively abstract, but critical principle, while the negative impacts are somewhat immediately felt. In Washington, D.C., the federal government is the only employer who truly matters. While the federal […]


Time for Congress to put nation’s security first at the border, call (202) 224-3121!

By Rick Manning After President Donald Trump’s national address on the crisis at the nation’s southern border, it is stunning that the Democrats in Congress refuse to provide the basic border security tools, including a steel barrier that covers the top ten places that the Border Patrol […]


President Trump is not backing down as he ups border ante in prime-time speech

By Rick Manning The nation’s borders are both a national security and a humanitarian crisis and President Donald Trump is not backing down on his demand that the southern border be secured.  Tonight, the President will make that clear and those Democrats who are demanding that the […]


Trump economic boom continues with 4.8 million new jobs since Jan. 2017

By Rick Manning The latest job numbers are in and they’re great news for America, showing that the American economy remains robust with 312,000 jobs created, and average job gains for the past three months totaling an incredible 254,000. The left-wing media has been desperately trying to talk down the Trump […]


Battle over securing border is about whether the U.S. can defend its borders at all

By Rick Manning The battle over securing the southern border is bigger than any wall.  It is about whether our nation will actually defend its borders against an unconventional invasion — one designed to play on our heartstrings through the inclusion of women and children — but […]


Credit cards don’t kill people, either

By Rick Manning The New York Times unleashed a Christmas Eve “investigative” report on the use of credit cards by sick individuals who committed mass murders over the past ten years.  Their lead example was Omar Mateen who attacked the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in a fit of Islamic jihad rage aimed […]


President Trump needs to hold firm on the wall, shutdown

By Rick Manning Click here to urge Congress to build the wall now! President Donald Trump needs to hold firm on $5 billion of funding for the southern border wall. At the beginning of 2017, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell defined fully funding the wall at $12 billion to $15 billion . The President’s current budget request for $5 billion for the southern border wall is a dramatic compromise from the amount originally […]


Rick Manning: ‘The wall would have saved this little girl’s life’

By Rick Manning The untimely death of Jakelin Caal Maquin at the border is a tragedy — a preventable tragedy. The fact is that little girl would be alive today if there had been a wall to deter illegal immigration. The migrant caravan is dangerous. Any parents who have been lied to by […]


This Thanksgiving, Americans should rededicate themselves to the great cause of liberty

By Rick Manning 155 years ago, on Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln dedicated a few battle scarred acres in southern Pennsylvania with the following words: “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to […]


November’s closing argument – a perfect jobs report

By Rick Manning The 2018 election got its closing argument from an unusual place on November 2: The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs versus mobs has become a popular slogan in the last month of the mid-term election campaign, but with the October employment […]


Let’s agree – there is no place for political violence

 By Rick Manning President Donald Trump addressed America on Oct. 24 about the number of explosives that have been received by Democrat political leaders over the past couple of days. These packages closely follow the Oct. 18 indictment of a Logan, Utah man for sending mail containing the deadly chemical ricin to President Trump, […]


100,000 Texans can’t be wrong, red wave rising

By Rick Manning More than 100,000 Texans RSVP’d for tickets for the Donald Trump-Ted Cruz rally in Houston, with thousands waiting in line for a day to get inside the venue. While the arena held about 18,000, a similar number tailgated outside, viewing the rally on big screens much like big sporting […]


Hillary legitimizes war on Republicans

By Rick Manning America was shocked by the screaming, temper tantrum and outright threats by those opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  However, if anyone had any hope that the so-called adults in the Democratic Party would tell the violent children to […]


A vote against Kavanaugh is a vote for mob rule

By Rick Manning The Senate must not to cave into mob rule and instead must support confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. If the Senate votes against Judge Kavanaugh it will be assenting to mob rule to take down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, […]


Rule of the Democratic Mob

By Rick Manning The Senate confirmation process of Judge Brett Kavanaugh showed America the bared teeth of the new Democrat socialist movement. Unhinged protestors with blood stained crotches disrupting Senate proceedings were disturbing enough, but the acceptance and affirmation of those who either currently or have in […]

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