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

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 […]


O’Keefe video reveals the only way to drain the swamp is to fire the swamp

By Rick Manning As originally published at Breitbart.com. Project Veritas’ latest video exposé reveals that the Resistance movement runs deeply within the federal government. However, due to the civil service laws, those who refuse to do their jobs are nearly impossible to root out and fire. The only way to fix this broken federal civil […]


Great Economic News Bedevils Trump Detractors

By Rick Manning The incredibly positive economic data that keeps coming out from both private and public sector sources leads to one overriding question: Will the Trump economic detractors ever get tired of being wrong? Over the course of the past six months, we have heard how […]


A real story of the price of heroism, not Nike’s false knighting of Kaepernick

By Rick Manning What happens when a real hero who comes home from war unbroken, breaks? That is the rest of the story of the World War II hero, Louie Zamperini, which was left untold in the 2014 hit movie Unbroken.  Fortunately, Universal Pictures, PureFlix and WTA […]


San Francisco: When the Lights go out in the City

By Rick Manning San Francisco, California is rapidly becoming the punchline to a national joke.  The latest?  It is now more difficult to get a straw or coffee stirrer in the City by the Bay, than to get a free needle to inject yourself with dangerous illegal […]


Amazon: The World’s Most Dangerous Crony Capitalist

By Rick Manning As originally published at PJMedia.com. The bedrock of American commerce – and of the broader capitalist experiment – has always been competition.  If you can build a better mousetrap, invent a longer-lasting light bulb or more efficiently churn out widgets (or in this case, clichés), odds are your endeavor […]


To Drain the Swamp, you must be able to Fire the Swamp

By Rick Manning As originally published at FoxNews.com. If you want to drain the swamp, you need to be able to fire the swamp. President Trump, Congress and public employee unions (the defenders of the swamp) all know this. You need to know this because this Labor Day the battle over public […]


AT&T Was Against Media Monopolies Before It Was for Them

By Rick Manning The AT&T/Time Warner merger may have passed scrutiny by Federal District Court Judge Richard Leon, but an unlikely source came riding into the picture making its future survival during the appeals process very problematic, and that is good news. In his decision, Judge Leon […]


The battle for America’s Soul

By Rick Manning “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted […]

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