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

The Obamacare Offer We Should Have Refused: the Big Insurance Con that Drives Up Your Drug Prices and Their Profits

By Rick Manning My doctor speculated that one day the mob would take over the health care business. Illegal drugs, prostitution, gambling rings, and the like only appeal to a small part of the population, but everyone needs to go to the doctor.  I think he was […]


5 Easy and Not So Easy Steps to Drain the Swamp

By Rick Manning For purposes of this article, The Swamp, is defined as the permanent bureaucracy which decides which regulations should be enforced, which ideas from the temporary political appointees should be scuttled or moved forward, who gets hired into the bureaucracy and the disbursement of federal […]


Labor Day 2023:  Transitioning Back To Work

By Rick Manning What is the state of the labor force in America on Labor Day 2023? It is transitioning. More and more employers who were previously embracing the work from home model are now demanding that employees come back to the office, and employees who like […]


Biden’s price fixing in doctor-patient relationship is a government directive, not a negotiation

By Rick Manning Joe Biden is trying to take control of senior’s relationship with their doctors by picking winners and losers on medicines.   The Biden administration says it is beginning a ‘negotiation’ with the manufacturers of ten medicines over what Medicare will pay for them , but it’s not a negotiation when the federal government gives you a directive. Try negotiation with the Internal Revenue Service on paying less […]


The right to a speedy trial: Another right down the drain

By Rick Manning The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have […]


Latest Space Force Proposal is Government Contracting Gone Bad

By Rick Manning Government contracting decisions can often unintentionally create unnecessary additional costs to taxpayers. Such is the case with the Request for Proposal (RFP) from the U.S. Space Force that will award launch providers billions of dollars in taxpayer money over the course of four years. […]


GOP Debate Night Winners and Losers

By Rick Manning Winners Tucker Carlson: Fox News’ firing of Tucker Carlson was the best thing that happened to his career as he is now firmly established as more important politically than the establishment which rejected him. With more than 100 million views of 2-seconds or more, […]


Mice Lobby Against the Better Mousetrap

by Rick Manning Standing up against a government which will crush the dreams of everyday Americans just to assert its power was the inspiration for my coming to Washington, D.C. many years ago. The idea that an inventor could build a better mousetrap and the mice could […]


Free Speech Protection Act Takes Center Stage in The Fight for the Soul of America

By Rick Manning “If the allegations made by Plaintiffs are true, the present case arguably involves the most massive attack against free speech in United States’ history.”  That is what federal judge Terry Doughty wrote in his decision ordering a number of Biden administration officials and agencies from communicating censorship requests […]


Republicans Are Joining Liberals to Reward Woke Retailer Target

By Rick Manning U.S. Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio) has just delivered his support to the woke corporations that are forcing Americans to embrace their left-wing politics. He has joined Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), and Sen. J.D. Vance (R-Ohio) to give more power to […]


FAA Bill Stomps Free Market Tail Number System & Common Sense

By Rick Manning When Republicans became the majority in the House of Representatives, it was assumed that the big government as the answer to all problems reflex in Congress would be sidelined. Yet, time and time again, the fight in Washington, D.C., is a battle to stop […]


President Biden already broke his campaign promises for union workers. Will Republicans take notice?

By Rick Manning There’s a policy issue that’s activated thousands of union workers across the Philadelphia region and beyond, and it could create a real problem for President Biden. With the 2024 election quickly approaching, the question now becomes, will any Republicans take notice? The Renewable Fuel […]


Robert Kennedy, Jr. Urged Weaponized Government Be Unleashed Against His Enemies

By Rick Manning Robert Kennedy, Jr. is an expert on government suppression of free speech, just not in the way that many who are only familiar with him since 2020 may think. In 2014, Kennedy advocated jailing “climate deniers” in the Huffington Post titled “ What States’ Attorney General Can Do About Climate Deniers .” In […]


It’s Independence Day, Not July 4th

By Rick Manning Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas concurring in the Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College decision to overturn race based admissions policies in our nation’s higher education system. “The great failure of this country was slavery and its progeny. And, the […]


Missouri Attorney General drops emergency order protecting children from irreversible ‘gender affirming’ surgeries

By Rick Manning The question of whether our children will be protected from sick people who seek to redefine whether they are male or female using permanent, life-altering drugs and surgeries has become the hottest political issue in the nation. Over the past few months, Missouri, state […]

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