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

Socialism is theft and Marxist regimes like Venezuela and China need to be held accountable

By Rick Manning Socialism is theft.  At their very core, these Marxists believe that they have a right to take the property of others and make it their own without even bothering to compensate the rightful owner in any way.  Thieves, looters, mobsters and some government officials, […]


Government creates the high drug costs it then seeks to fix

By Rick Manning $2.6 billion !  That’s how much Tuft’s University research says it costs to bring a new drug from the research lab to the pharmacy counter. As President Trump wrestles with trying to rein in the high cost of medicine in the United States, he is mistakenly […]


Don’t let liberal billionaires buy Arkansas

By Rick Manning As they have in the past , liberal billionaires John and Laura Arnold are once again scheming to throw their money around in other people’s states and cities to produce the far left results that they want. For years, the power couple has been on a mission […]


Why the Emancipation Memorial in Washington, D.C. is important

By Rick manning A park jointly owned by the federal and District of Columbia government has become a clash point between the radical Marxist culture cancellers and sane people. In Lincoln Park, located about a mile from the U.S. Capitol stands the Emancipation Statue.  A statue paid […]


If risky Chinese investments are unsuitable for federal pensioners, they’re unsuitable for private pensioners, too.

By Rick Manning The Labor Department has a fiduciary responsibility to end all private retirement investments in dangerous Chinese investments by amending the current pending regulation on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments to disqualify all companies that do not adhere to the transparency requirements of Dodd-Frank and Sarbannes-Oxley. As a former Labor […]


Why is the EPA restricting ventilator sterilization chemical ethylene oxide when we need it the most in the middle of the pandemic?

By Rick Manning The Environmental Protection Agency is making a mistake.  They are moving forward with the process of further regulating something called ethylene oxide [EtO] upon a harshly contested assumption that the chemical’s emissions may contribute to cancer. So what’s not to like? It just so happens that […]


Former George W. Bush administration officials to endorse Joe Biden. For shame.

By Rick Manning Reuters reports that hundreds of former George W. Bush officials are planning to endorse Joe Biden for President this year. For shame. As a former political appointee of President George W. Bush, I strongly urge Americans to vote for Donald Trump’s re-election.  President Trump has […]


EPA biofuel mandates don’t make sense

By Rick Manning Did you know that adding corn into oil based gasoline actually increases the cost of that gas over non-blended gasoline? How about the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s own data shows that refiners had to rely on 481 million gallons of foreign fuel to meet […]


Bolton’s book lies are the ultimate betrayal

By Rick Manning The release of excerpts from a book by fired National Security Adviser John Bolton reveals much more about Bolton than about President Trump. As is always the case when money is to be made, Bolton (who claims he resigned) makes allegations about the President designed […]


Senator Bill Cassidy medical price arbitration bill answers surprise medical billing dilemma

By Rick Manning Washington, D.C. is in fourth, or is it, fifth stimulus deal-making mode, and as is usually the case, many of these “must-pass” funding laws end up being littered with policy riders and extra-special appropriations designed to sweeten the pot for reluctant legislators. The issue […]


Covid-19 food supply disruptions threaten foreign dumping of agriculture, hurting U.S. farmers and ranchers

By Rick Manning Americans were stunned in late March and throughout most of April and May that many of the shelves that normally carried staples at the grocery store were empty.  This, more than any other image, stunned many as it demonstrated the fragility of our nation’s […]


Are states that refuse to reopen losing the consent of the governed?

By Rick Manning What happens to a government when the consent of the governed breaks down?  History has many instances of this some ending with peaceful transformation, others with successful revolution as in our own history and still others with military crackdowns as we currently see in […]


Political correctness is the real Chinese virus

By Rick Manning Political correctness usually just seems silly or at worst a little crazy, but in the case of the Chinese-originated virus, the worldwide virtue signaling has become worse than dangerous; it has become deadly. Dario Nardella, the mayor of Florence, Italy, made a bold and […]


Time to turn the American engine on again

By Rick Manning “Fear Not.” These are the words that Mary heard from the Angel Gabriel who then told her that “she had found great favor in the Lord,” announcing that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. Even Mary found fear in the […]


Walden shocks with support for Pelosi Socialized Medicine pathway

By Rick Manning Everyone agrees that America should do everything it can right now to support our health care providers, yet some politicians in Washington, D.C., think this is a perfect time to change the medical payment system in a way that punishes those very health professionals. […]

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