Rick Manning

Rick Manning is the President Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at [email protected]. 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


Nothing grieves me more than the self-immolation of federal law enforcement as they continue to prove themselves to be more political actors than law enforcers. TOWNHALL By Rick Manning How do you know corruption has reached the bottom of a corporation or government agency?  When that corruption becomes […]


Everyone loses under Biden’s inflation

Everyone loses under inflation, but those with the least disposable income and those on fixed incomes are hurt the worse.  By Rick Manning Consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in June, according to  data released Tuesday by the Labor Department , heating up from the previous month. The consumer price index (CPI), a closely watched […]


FBI Caught Lying About ‘Lego Man’ Charged in Jan. 6 Capitol Breach

The Lego lie just reinforces how out of control our nation’s FBI has become. By Rick Manning The Department of Justice now says a  DoJ court document  claiming to have  recovered a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set” from the home of a man charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol […]


We’re all in it together – Or were we?

The very people who were so earnestly leading the “we’re all in it together” chant, were not in it at all.  And quite frankly, were major beneficiaries of the economic shutdown. TOWNHALL By Rick Manning We’re all in it together! That was the shaming slogan shouted from every […]


Does Biden deserve credit for job gains?

Biden and his advisors have no idea how they got to where they are and no plan to unleash the private sector economy to sustain the natural job recovery which they have lucked into. By Rick Manning The White House Facebook page crowed , “3,000,000 jobs created since […]


Court restricts Equal Outcomes push

 The Brnovich case serves as a quasi-proxy for the philosophical battle between providing equal opportunity versus the impulse to ensure equal outcomes, and the 6-3 decision should provide some brakes to the Biden administration’s push for equalizing outcomes through regulatory action. By Rick Manning June 30th, 2021 […]


ALG in the Odessa American: Congress should use 3-year sequestration, not tax increases for infrastructure plan

MANNING: Congress should use 3-year sequestration, not tax increases for infrastructure plan By Rick Manning , President of Americans for Limited Government. Guest View June 27, 2021 A group of 21 bipartisan senators announced an agreement on a framework for an infrastructure proposal. Given the massive growth in government […]


To offset $1 trillion infrastructure plan, Congress should use 3-year sequestration, not tax increases

It would be a massive mistake to burden our recovering economy will killer tax increases. By Rick Manning A group of 21 bipartisan senators announced an agreement on a framework for an infrastructure proposal. As reported by CBS News , “Several of the lead negotiators from both parties traveled to the White […]


California’s Energy Woes: A Cautionary Tale for America

No one can miss the irony of Californians finding themselves stuck at home just as they are finally ending their draconian pandemic restrictions due to their equally draconian energy production regulations. By Rick Manning According to Newsweek , as temperatures hit triple digits during California’s heat wave last […]


ALG to Senate: Just say NO to Schumer’s new election rigging bill

By Rick Manning Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will walk his party off of the election cheating cliff by having a vote that he knows will fail on S.2093, which is little more than the reviled S.1 in sheep’s clothing. The federalization of our nation’s voting system […]


TOWNHALL GUEST COLUMN Making America Safe Again: Right to Keep and Bear Arms Almost Fully Realized

At a time when many Americans are distraught about the direction of our nation, individual liberty is expanding when it comes to the individual right to keep and bear arms.  TOWNHALL By Rick Manning Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation on June 16th, making Texas the 21st state […]


Congress needs to stop spending to staunch rapid inflation rise

This sustained and substantial increase in the producer cost of final goods is akin to finding a dead canary in the mine shaft of government spending excess. By Rick Manning The prices that suppliers are charging businesses and other customers rose again last month, adding to inflation […]


TOWNHALL GUEST COLUMN: Why Kamala Won’t Go to the Border

TOWNHALL By Rick Manning Vice President Kamala Harris is in the ultimate no-win position when it comes to visiting the U.S./Mexico border.  If she doesn’t go, she is shirking her responsibility, if she does, she will be politically damaged by the trip for a lifetime. Imagine the photo-op […]


The next time Fauci follows the science will be the first

By Rick Manning Dr. Anthony Fauci  said Wednesday many of the attacks on him over the past year amounted to “attacking science,” saying all his public health recommendations had been rooted in fact. In a sympathetic interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Fauci responded to  Republican criticisms  of him based on released emails […]


TOWNHALL GUEST COLUMN: Corporate Media’s Hate for Trump Caused Them to Ignore the Story of the Century

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning is a weekly columnist with Townhall Media. This week Rick writes about the failure of the media to investigate the origins of the deadly Covid virus. Townhall.com By Rick Manning The corporate media’s rolling admission that they missed the biggest story of the […]

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