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

Comcast’s unlicensed use of Rovi patented technology hurts innovation and American jobs

By Rick Manning While Comcast may assert that its unlicensed use of Rovi’s patented technology supports U.S. employment, that contention is false. Our patent laws and the adherence to them by commercial entities promotes innovation and the employment of Americans. Comcast has it backwards. Use of patented […]


Why are so many homeless when the economy is so strong? The answer is this

By Rick Manning Thanks to President Trump, America’s economy is thriving. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough for thousands who have been left behind due to the opioid epidemic. The numbers tell the story: 191,000 private-sector jobs were created in June. A higher percentage of Americans are employed compared to […]


Reigniting the flame of liberty this Independence Day

By Rick Manning July 1, 2, 3 and 4 are perhaps the four most consequential dates in American history. The second President of the United States and one of the authors and signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams believed that July 2 would be known […]


Trump courageously takes bold risk for peace with Kim meeting

By Rick Manning With his meeting Sunday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump showed once again why he is the most transformative figure on the planet. After a G20 summit in Japan, where he held separate meetings with several leaders of other major nations, […]


Manning: Christian publishers complain about China tariffs while ignoring China’s Christian persecution

By Rick Manning Did you know that the two largest Christian publishing companies, Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, print such a large number of English language Bibles in China that the president of their parent company, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, believes that retail prices of God’s Word in the […]


A G-20 Reminder:  China Cheats

By Rick Manning China cheats. All of those who get worked up over negligible increases in U.S. tariffs on Chinese made goods, please remember this basic fact – China cheats. China manipulates their currency by artificially pegging it well below the dollar, and devaluing it further to […]


Why Trump’s trade triumphs could be the path victory in 2020

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump’s re-election kick-off event featuring overflow crowds gathered in Orlando, Florida could not be more different from his 2015 Trump Tower announcement of his intention to run for president. The 2015 event was treated as a media curiosity, rather than one that should be […]


FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers – a smash still in need of cash

By Rick Manning The producers of the Gosnell movie and Fracknation, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinny have done it again with a one-night in Washington D.C. play, “FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers” taken completely from the texts and Congressional testimony of infamous FBI paramours Peter Stzok and Lisa Page. Dean Cain (television’s […]


Zero-for-Zero ends the worldwide sugar subsidy insanity

By Rick Manning Storms and record flooding continue to bedevil much of the farm belt with places like Nebraska , Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas with many farmers fighting for survival and trying desperately to catch up on planting cycles in areas […]


Why aren’t prices going up due to tariffs on Chinese goods? Plus, other questions on China trade.

By Rick Manning Stock markets go up and down based upon the latest trade rumors. Predictions of price hikes make headlines, yet the inflation rate remains at the levels, 2.0 percent at last count, desired by the Federal Reserve. What is going on?  And is this even really a […]


CheOC, Omar and Tlaib, Oh My!

By Rick Manning It is almost as if the Democrats want to lose the 2020 presidential election. Most of their front-runners and all who currently serve as federal election officials eagerly signed onto Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ — hereafter “CheOC” — Green New Deal legislation and embraced her […]


Comcast’s ugly history of intellectual property theft

By Rick Manning Today is World IP day, a day dedicated to raise awareness of how patents impact our daily life and to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the economic vitality of our nation. Intellectual property rights are foundational to capitalism […]


Unemployment claims lowest since 1969 despite workforce twice the size as Trump economy roars ahead

By Rick Manning The U.S. Labor Department reports that for the third week in a row, unemployment claims have hit low levels not seen since September of 1969 and that the less volatile four-week moving average has reached lows last achieved in November of 1969.   What makes this […]


Sri Lanka Easter massacres underscore threat posed to the West and Christianity

By Rick Manning Christians across the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion by Roman soldiers just outside of Jerusalem a little less than 2000 years ago this past Sunday. In Sri Lanka, Christian worshippers in three churches experienced the horror of […]


Mueller report slam dunk vindication of President Trump

By Rick Manning Robert Mueller’s report is a slam dunk vindication of President Trump, who was the victim of an intelligence agency operation designed to entrap him and those around him in process crime snares, even as they knew that there was not a sufficient basis to say […]

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