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

Unjust Flynn sentencing is the last straw

By Rick Manning America’s eyes turned to Iraq and Iran over the past few days as President Trump made a bold decision to take out one of the world’s most dangerous terrorists and faced down the Iranian government and their proxies at MSNBC, CNN, the Democratic Congress […]


Fair and reciprocal trade will be President Trump’s legacy as economy continues to boom

By Rick Manning As we embark upon 2020, with the third year of Donald Trump’s presidency in the can, the American economy is as good as it has been in at least 70 years, and after what many economists predicted would be a mid-year downturn, 2019 has […]


Pension Crisis: Grassley, Alexander seek to tackle forecasted union pension collapse

By Rick Manning Our nation’s pension systems are in trouble.  Underfunded with outsized promises to beneficiaries who are living longer, the death rattles of the defined benefit pension system, which promises a fixed amount of money per month for retirees, are now audible. There are many facets […]


The Renewable Fuel Standard is the gift that keeps on taking

By Rick Manning As we approach Christmas it is time to take another look at one of the “gifts” Congress gave the U.S. and how it continues to be the gift that keeps on taking. It is a gift that has not only failed to do what […]


Pelosi’s drug-pricing plan fatally flawed 

By Rick Manning You’d think Democrats and Republicans in Washington could find a way to work together to help people get the cutting-edge, lifesaving medications they need. Sadly, that’s not the case. The House is expected to  vote  on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s drug pricing bill next week. The […]


Better government begins with transparent information

By Rick Manning Limited government demands that the administrative state base regulations upon a foundation of sound science and transparency. But transparency and evidence-based science are not just a limited government issue; they’re a better governance issue that should enjoy bipartisan commitment. In particular, there’s a lot at stake […]


America’s right to exist under attack

By Rick Manning Thanksgiving 2019 is in the rearview mirror and most Americans after having sated themselves on turkey, pumpkin pie and football have turned their eyes toward the Christmas spending season with three short weekends left before the gift giving extravaganza, also known as the celebration […]


Administrative state bares its teeth and shows that it is the real threat to the Republic

By Rick Manning What do you do when the federal employees hired to implement the policies of the duly elected President of the United States not only refuse to do so, but participate in a partisan witch hunt designed to unseat him? Under current law, not much.  […]


Impeachment of Trump gives aid and comfort to China

By Rick Manning The Democrat impeachment scam of President Donald Trump is giving aid and comfort to the communist regime in China which is violently attacking Hong Kongers who seek to continue living their lives free of Beijing’s oppression.  Right now, Chinese government sanctioned police and troops […]


Trump should say ‘no deal’ to Pelosi on attacks on intellectual property in USMCA trade deal

  By Rick Manning The United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement is an important first step in restructuring the trading system around the world around a capitalist idea — that intellectual and private property is foundational to fair and honest trade between willing partners. While it may seem […]


Brazil sugar cane controversy opens door to trade deal

By Rick Manning Brazil is the leading producer of sugar cane in the world and environmentalists in the South American country worry that a recent decision by President Jair Bolsonaro’s government to end a ten-year moratorium on new cane production in the Amazon rainforest will spark new development. While Brazilian sugar production […]


With the out of control national debt now $23 trillion, Congress must freeze spending

By Rick Manning While Democrats like to blame the Trump tax cuts for recent deficits, the fact is that federal tax revenues increased in both FY 2018 and FY 2019. Deficits grew because spending outpaced revenue growth. Rather than worsening deficits, the Trump tax cuts might actually […]


Disney’s Jeffrey Epstein cover up reveals how corrupt media is

By Rick Manning On a hot mic, ABC News reporter Amy Robach recently alleged in a video revealed by Project Veritas, that ABC News, which is owned by Disney, covered up the Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago. “I’ve had the story for three years,” Robach said, adding, […]


Quid pro quo becomes quid pro no in Democrats’ crumbling impeachment farce

By Rick Manning Democrats and some Republicans in Washington, D.C. and the media throw around the term quid pro quo quite a bit these days with the intonation that it describes the ultimate evil, convincing me that they don’t really know what it means. So I consulted […]


There is still plenty of swamp left to drain as the administrative state remains out of control

By Rick Manning The breadth of the administrative state has never been more apparent than over the past few months. The Department of State is filled with political activists with a globalist world view who are determined to subvert the policies of the duly elected President of […]

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