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 Chesapeake Beach, Maryland where he is a former town council member, Rick is active in his local church and is married to his college sweetheart.

Rick Manning

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 […]


Trump keeps his promises – Our current low unemployment rate proves it

By Rick Manning President Trump promised in 2016 that the forgotten men and women would be brought back into the economy. Now the July employment numbers, released Friday, confirm that those who have been left behind over the past two decades are beginning to find their places […]


AT&T/Time Warner Merger: How Big is Too Big?

By Rick Manning Americans for Limited Government is encouraged that Attorney General Sessions is appealing a recent court ruling which allows AT&T to move ahead with its plans to merge with Time Warner. This is good and bad. On the one hand, the potential merger is a reminder […]


Big Media Consolidation Presents Big Problems

By Rick Manning AT&T and Time Warner were just given the green light to merge over Americans for Limited Government’s vigorous objections, but what does this mean for the everyday American? As big  media consolidation  continues to threaten market competition and free speech, not to mention monopolize the telecommunications […]


Apple Vs. Qualcomm: Fighting For The Right To Innovate

By Rick Manning Qualcomm and Apple face off this month in what could wind up being the most significant intellectual property dispute this nation has seen in decades. It boils down to this: The company that pioneered global smartphone connectivity — Qualcomm — and the company that currently holds […]


No tariffs, no barriers, no subsidies: The Yoho path to subsidy-free sugar

It is not enough to complain about U.S. subsidies without recognizing the market impact of foreign subsidies and tariffs, and unilateral disarmament on a trade issue runs counter to the President’s let’s all lower our tariffs and subsidies together call to action to the G-7 countries.


Trump Keeps Coming Through for American Workers

By Rick Manning President Donald Trump has time and time again delivered for American workers. Just this month, it was announced that the U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 3.8 percent, an 18-year low – and per Vice President Mike Pence , the rate “… hasn’t been lower since 1969.” Astoundingly, in […]


Is the Deep State manipulating security clearances?

By Rick Manning In the initial days of the Trump administration, there were a few stories floating around about security clearance issues within the new administration. Upon further investigation, it seems some in government are using the security clearance process to keep out people it doesn’t want […]

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