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

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 […]


Labor Day 2020: America’s Great Jobs Rebound

By Rick Manning America has gone through a lot since Labor Day 2019. Hurricanes, the Chinese-originated virus, economic shutdowns, torching of cities, murder hornets, communist driven riots, Rachel Maddow ramblings, earthquakes, you name it and it appears to have happened in the past year. It has been […]


As Trump takes on China on trade reciprocity, time for a second look at zero for zero on sugar and other agricultural subsidies

By Rick Manning Over the past three decades, prior to President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, U.S. manufacturing and production, and agriculture, has been outsourced to foreign trade partners. There are many factors that have fueled this shift towards globalization: trade agreements and legislation including NAFTA and […]


Is a rogue Trump appointee trying to deep six the President’s America First agenda on trade?

By Rick Manning As improbable as it may seem, a high-level Trump appointee in the Commerce Department may be working against the President’s America first trade agenda. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Jeffrey Kessler is said to be slow-walking investigations into countries that may be cheating on trade deals, at […]

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