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

Why Biden Must Continue Trump’s China Crackdown

The crackdown on the Communist Chinese Party is one of many Trump policies that the president-elect should embrace and expand. By Rick Manning President Donald Trump this week added restrictions to Executive Order 13959 which will prohibit Americans from selling or purchasing securities in Chinese companies that pose a threat to national security. […]


How should we respond?

While not a Christian group, we will be proceeding along the lines of Christian principles, because if we fail to win the battle against moral relativism, the rest is lost. By Rick Manning America is the greatest country that has ever existed in the history of mankind […]


Arizona voters continue to fight

  By Rick Manning I visited America on Monday, attending a rally at the state capitol in Arizona featuring well over a dozen currently and newly elected state legislators.  It was awesome. In the Washington, D.C. area, everything is so locked up and buttoned down that it […]


Only legal U.S. residents should count

Supreme Court weighs President Trump’s plan to exclude illegal aliens from apportionment base By Rick Manning Illegal aliens in the United States should not be counted for purposes of determining the apportionment of U.S. Representatives to the United States Congress. It seems absurd that states and localities […]


Red States Could Have Upper Hand in Possible Biden Presidency

By Rick Manning The final outcome of the presidential and Senate majority fight remain in doubt, but no matter how things turn out, Americans will be much better educated about the importance and primacy of the states over many aspects of governance. On many matters, states have […]


How Marxism Nearly Killed the Pilgrims: The Real Story of the First Thanksgiving

“Karl Marx’ socialist ideal almost killed the Pilgrim colony and it was only through private ownership of property that a true Thanksgiving feast was established.” By Rick Manning November of 1621 marked one-year in the New World for a band of what began as 35 English religious […]


Our entire election system may be fatally compromised

Trump lawyers laid out ‘irrefutable’ case of massive voter fraud By Rick Manning At yesterday’s news conference, former New York City Mayor and U.S. attorney Rudy Giuliani made a compelling and virtually irrefutable case that the Biden campaign engaged in a nationwide voter fraud scheme. Giuliani, who rose to fame through his prosecution of […]


EPA should reduce or waive Renewable Fuel Standard in 2020 because of Covid and low demand

By Rick Manning The Environmental Protection Agency this year set the Renewable Fuel Standard quota to 15 billion gallons conventional biofuel be blended into the nation’s fuel supply, including ethanol and biodiesel. The way it works is refiners and importers that meet up to the quota are awarded Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) credits from the EPA, […]


Let the Elections Process Work: The Consent of the Governed is Essential to Liberty

By Rick Manning The establishment media and others rush to declare Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential election is a direct threat to representative government. As a reminder, for those who have been so blinded in hate toward President Donald Trump, the idea of urging […]


Now, it’s up to you.

By Rick Manning Tuesday is Election Day and the choice has never been clearer in American electoral history. As someone who regularly reads the Daily Torch, you know the facts: If you want the mobs on the streets to win their fight against your rights, vote for […]


The Keep Nine Amendment to the Constitution would stop Biden’s court-packing scheme

By Rick Manning It is anticipated that Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will introduce the Keep Nine Amendment to the U.S. Constitution within days, and every U.S. Senator regardless of political party should support it. We have seen the threat to politicize the Judicial Branch through a court […]


VP Debate: Freedom and Opportunity vs. Socialist Enslavement

By Rick Manning Last night’s debate between Vice President Pence and Senator Harris was a direct contrast between conservative Midwestern values and San Francisco, California values. Pence’s steady, low-key leadership is the perfect balance for President Trump as he leads America on his bold agenda. Senator Harris’ […]


Advancing Liberty by Divesting from China

By Rick Manning No President in our lifetimes has been tougher on China than President Donald Trump. The Trump administration has courageously and steadfastly taken on China’s many trade abuses, threats to national security and human rights abuses. His Art of the Deal got China to agree […]


Is corn ethanol still necessary?

By Rick Manning With the election around the corner, the D.C. swamp is hard at work.  Various special interests are trying to make their pet issue look like an election asset or liability.  One interest group working overtime is the biofuel lobby.  The federal Renewable Fuel Standard […]


Now is Ideal Time to Reform Federal Workforce

By Rick Manning A survey conducted by the American Federation of Government Employees in August found 56 percent of federal employees were still working from home via telework amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If representative of the currently estimated 2.2 million federal civilian workforce , that would mean about 1.2 million federal employees are working […]

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