Biden DOJ appoints another special counsel to take down Trump

Nov. 18, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint another special counsel to investigate Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump:

“Another Special Counsel?  That’s what Biden’s Justice Department announced today as they struggle with the idea that former President Trump did not do anything wrong related to declassifying documents and the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol Building. Apparently, the orders came down that MSNBC needs a ratings boost, and there is nothing their gullible viewers like more than some good old fashioned Trump Derangement Syndrome programming. Republicans in Congress should treat this latest chapter in the deliberate destruction of the Justice Department’s credibility with the contempt it deserves. Unfortunately, defunding the Special Counsel would be vetoed by President Biden, who benefits from his Justice Department’s unique disinterest in evidence that he has been the financial beneficiary of money from Ukraine and China.

“It is important that people treat the latest attempt at political manipulation by the formerly esteemed U.S. Department of Justice for what it is – theater – and nothing else.

“By the way on the classified documents issue that the Justice Department can’t figure out.  The President, any President, has the authority to declassify documents.  He doesn’t have to get permission from anyone, especially not those who derive their constitutional power and authority from the President as laid out in the Constitution’s Article II.  So President Trump did not need permission by those who spent five years trying to sink his presidency to declassify documents, he was elected, they were not.

“And when it comes to January 6th, Nancy Pelosi’s embarrassing made for tv January 6th show came up with nothing, except vitriol and programming for those who have come to the end of the Internet.  Now, somehow this Special Counsel is going to rehash all the ground that they have tread in the hopes that someone who testified or gave a deposition under oath forgets to dot an “I” when speaking to the Counsel can be charged with lying or other process crimes.  So, here we go again, another round in the annual game of Get Trump as the Democrat Charlie Browns try once again to kick the Trump football hoping that it won’t be pulled away at the last minute.

“It’s too bad they can’t get over their obsession by talking to someone laying on a couch like normal people but alas no.  Instead, they will spend millions more in taxpayer dollars in their desperate attempt to get their personal white whale.  And like author Herman Melville’s obsessed and ill-fated Captain Ahab, eventually the whale wins.”

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Americans for Limited Government launches John Arnold awareness campaign

Arnold’s misguided millions fund ‘fount of bad ideas’

Nov . 9, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on a new Americans for Limited Government-led John Arnold awareness campaign:

“Americans for Limited Government has launched an ad campaign focused on the funder of many of the worst ideas being considered in America today, John Arnold. Arnold has been a literal fount of bad ideas, with the initial ad focusing on his funding of cashless bail, which is turning America’s criminal justice system into little more than a criminal turnstyle. Arnold has also pushed for legislation in favor of ranked-choice voting, the exact system that will potentially keep Alaskans from knowing the outcome of their elections until late November. Now, Arnold through his foundation is turning his sights on our health care system, hoping to do to it what he’s done to public safety and election integrity. Americans for Limited Government will continue to alert the American people about on how Arnold is spending his misguided millions on radical ideas.”

Attachments:

“John Arnold: Fount of Bad Ideas,” Nov. 9, 2022 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrJfLW3jbdU

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Biden Justice Department refuses to protect Supreme Court justices

Nov. 7, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a Nov. 4 illegal demonstration outside of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home in Falls Church, Va.:

“It is against the law to attempt to intimidate Supreme Court Justices and Joe Biden’s Justice Department continues to refuse to enforce the law against those who have engaged in non-stop harassment for the past three months.  President Biden has made a big deal out of ‘political violence’ yet his administration not only refuses to enforce the law to protect Justices from these on-going threats, but condone them.  When the GOP controls Congress, they must compel the Attorney General to enforce the law, even when it involves the radical left which fuels the Democratic Party.

“America matters, and Joe Biden is right when he says this election is about the soul of our nation.  Under Biden equal protection under law has been obliterated.  That is un-American and anti-democratic.  Americans vote tomorrow and they will determine if they want the blindfold reinstalled on Lady Justice or if they want to turn her into an avenging angel acting on behalf of whatever faction takes control at any given time as we have seen under Joe Biden’s wayward leadership.

“To every American vote.  The soul of our country is at stake and your right to equal treatment of the law is on the chopping block if those currently holding power are not reined in.”

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New York judge reinstates non-vaxxed NYC employees

Oct. 26, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to New York state Supreme Court Judge Ralph Porzio’s ruling that New York City employees who lost their jobs because they refused to take a Covid vaccine had to reinstated and awarded backpay:

“New York state Supreme Court Judge Ralph Porzio has ruled that New York City wrongly fired employees who refused to get Covid vaccines, and owes these employees backpay and reinstatement.  Americans for Limited Government has opposed singling out people based on vaccination status, and so it is good news that Judge Porzio ruled that citizens have equal protection under the law and cannot be capriciously fired for not trusting the government.”

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Jan. 6 committee, DOJ make Steve Bannon a martyr

Oct. 21, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the sentencing of Steve Bannon for failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena:

“Today’s sentencing of Steven Bannon to four months in federal prison for a nothing process crime in a last-ditch attempt by the Jan. 6 committee to show it has relevance is pathetic and will make Mr. Bannon a martyr. Mr. Bannon, who offered to testify before the committee, after courts rejected his executive privilege claim, was then never allowed to testify as the Justice Department proceeded with the prosecution. It is obvious that House Democrats never cared about what Mr. Bannon had to say, and were more interested in triggering nothing process crimes.

“Now, they are visibly attempting the same garbage with a last-minute subpoena of former President Donald Trump, as their committee comes to a close. If Nancy Pelosi wants to ensure that Donald Trump becomes president on Jan. 20, 2025 at noon, she will proceed with this martyr-making tactic. It is not hard to predict that Trump will simply say, ‘Bring it on, Nancy!'”

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Jan. 6 committee subpoena of Trump is an abuse of power and danger to Constitution

Oct. 14, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government president Richard Manning today issued the following statement responding on the January 6 Commission’s announcement that they will subpoena former President Donald Trump:

“The January 6 Commission has proven to be a prime-time flop which has failed to uncover or even inquire about any internal failures by Speaker Pelosi in preparing for and responding to the needs to protect the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.  Instead, it has been a partisan witch-hunt with two Viche-esque, bitter, soon to be former GOP members of Congress providing political cover.  The subpoena of former President Trump in the Committee’s waning days is a last gasp attempt to create an illusion of obstruction, as the Committee itself goes extinct at the end of the year.  The same gang which impeached President Trump twice, once over proven false charges of Russian collusion manufactured by Hillary Clinton, and the second over a conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine that was illegally altered and leaked is now throwing one last, desperate punch in the air in the hopes that their partners in the politically weaponized Department of Justice will do something with it.

“The same Justice Department is under heavy scrutiny by Special Counsel John Durham in the prosecution of the key source for the discredited collection of fairy tales and wishful musings known as the Steele Dossier. In the trial against Igor Danchenko, the FBI is laid bare as either the most gullible or the most corrupt law enforcement agency in American history.

“For the sake of America, I hope and pray that the never-ending Trump investigations will end with the none-too-soon death of the J-6 Commission. The left used to bemoan ‘the politics of personal destruction’ and would have abhorred an FBI so obsessed with taking down a duly elected President of the United States as un-American.  After all, the idea of an enemies list during President Richard Nixon’s administration led to its very existence without any claim that it had been acted upon, was part of the articles of impeachment filed in the House of Representatives against him.

“It is time for this nonsense to come to an end. Running for office should not mean putting your personal freedom and livelihood on the line. Yet, in this era of federal law enforcement run attacks on Donald Trump and all those around him, it has become just that, it is this abuse of power which is the true threat to our constitutional republic.”

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Gabbard leaving the Democratic Party frightens ‘elitist cabal’ in Washington, D.C.

Oct. 11, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii leaving the Democratic Party:

“Former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s decision to leave the Democratic Party should send shivers down the spine of what she calls an ‘elitist cabal’ that controls it. Gabbard is no conservative; she is what the Democrat leadership fears most, an honest liberal. And the former DNC Vice Chairperson from Hawaii is not alone in rejecting the warmongering totalitarian left in expressing dismay at where the liberal elites have gone. Author Naomi Wolfe and former New York Times Editor Bari Weiss are two more examples of liberal opinion leaders who have chosen to speak out against the anti-free speech mantra that has overrun the party of Jefferson and Jackson.

“But the GOP should not become sanguine due to these important defections. Unfortunately, they have their own problems with too many leaders that are either too tepid or blindly accept narratives from the very elitists that Gabbard rejects.  Additionally, many of Gabbard’s comments about the elitist cabal on the left sound eerily familiar to those of us who were around during the tea party movement where similar concerns were openly voiced about GOP leadership.

“Americans are sick of uni-party rubber stamp government. The election in November will reflect that rejection of the elites. It will be up to those who replace them to prove that they are not just a new boss who is same as the old boss, to paraphrase The Who song, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’.”

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Biden releases drug dealers and smugglers under guise of federal release of marijuana convicts

Oct. 6, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on President Joe Biden’s decision to pardon marijuana possession offenders:

“President Biden’s decision to order the release of federal inmates convicted of marijuana offenses demonstrates either a willful disregard for the truth or a dangerous political blindness.

“People caught smoking a joint on the corner are not in federal prison.  People who are smuggling drugs are.  The fact is that it is easier to convict someone of simple possession than it is to prove that someone is smuggling, so oftentimes, the crime is pled down by the defendant to get a shorter prison term.

“It is irresponsible and dangerous to release thousands of major drug smugglers and dealers onto the streets of America.  Last year, the CDC reports that more than 107,000 Americans died from overdoses, up more than 30,000 from when President Trump was in office and more than 50,000 since 2019 when the COVID lockdown policies began.

“Today Joe Biden chose to put thousands of drug dealers and smugglers back onto our streets without any attempt at individually reviewing their cases or any selection process to try to determine the circumstances surrounding their conviction.

“Drug smugglers don’t specialize in what they transport.  Today fentanyl, largely made in China, is responsible for about half the drug deaths.  Rather than pandering to the pot lobby, if the president were doing his job, he would be doing everything possible to shut down the international supply chain for fentanyl, whether it be through cargo ships from China or coming across our southern border.

“Instead, he chose to release thousands who afflicted a previous generation through their crimes.  If Biden had taken a careful path by examining the records of individual inmates and pardoning those who had proven good records in prison and/or were the very small minority whose only offense involved small quantities of marijuana, my criticism would be muted.

“But this indiscriminate prisoner release without regard to the extent of their dope smuggling and sales is reprehensible and a slap in the face to those families, neighborhoods and communities that are being overrun by the drug crisis.”

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No Surprise: Government funded through Continuing Resolution through December 16.

Oct. 3, 2022, Fairfax, Va.–Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement on the passage of the continuing resolution through Dec. 16:

“To the surprise of no one, the House and Senate voted to fund the federal government through December 16th using the Continuing Resolution (CR) process.

“The swamp got their funding with extras added on for Ukraine which got an additional $12 billion , $1 billion additional aid for heating oil assistance and the Federal Emergency Management Agency getting an unreported amount of additional funding.

“The additional heating oil assistance is a desperate attempt by Democrats in Congress to transfer the high energy costs created by their failed policies to the taxpayers, offsetting some of these costs for northeastern homeowners who are amongst their most loyal voters.

“The next two months and a half months will be a funding battle between those who wish to rubber stamp Biden’s policies, including the hiring of 83,000 new IRS agents, the legacy regulations and Executive Orders designed to penalize those who chose not to get vaccinated, and whether those federal workers who defrauded the federal taxpayer by not logging in to their computers during the pandemic will be held accountable.

“An audit of federal workers at the Health and Human Services Department between March of 2020 and December 2020 showed that 25 percent of workers failed to log in a single time while ‘working’ remotely.

“Should the GOP prevail in the upcoming election, it would be an act of treason against those who voted for change if the December 16th funding date is met with a spending bill that permanently embeds the Biden agenda.  Priority number one for congressional Republicans over the next two and half months should be extending the Continuing Resolution to March of 2023, when they can set the priorities and provide President Biden with a government funding bill that incorporates limited government priorities.”

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Slowing production of the F-35 is suicidal

Sept. 9, 2022, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the Department of Defense for halting deliveries of F-35 fighter jets:

“China is in war footing against the United States and has been for years. Now they are pushing Taiwan to the brink with provocative action after provocative action.  And somehow, the Pentagon allowed the manufacturer of America’s most advanced fighting aircraft to release that they have stopped production of the plane because a magnet used by the plane is made out of metal sourced to China.

“The law which outlaws using Chinese components into our military vehicles is necessary and wise.  We cannot have China crashing our aircraft with a simple instruction. But at a time when China’s ambitions are being fed by our national leader’s weakness, it is absurd to slow or stop production of our most feared aircraft due to reliance on a Chinese alloy in a magnet. And it is darn near suicidal to tell the world.

“The even bigger picture is the dangers of relying upon the Chinese for any products.  Currently, China controls nearly 80 percent of all rare earth metals in the world, yet the Biden administration continues to shut down or not allow development of our own domestic sources of these needed industrial building blocks.  Right now, the Biden administration is seeking to move ahead with regulatory actions to stop the production of Rhodium at the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska. Rhodium is an essential rare earth metal for aircraft engine production. Yet, EPA regulators continue to stop the development of the mine.

“Joe Biden needs to wake up to the national security dangers of his policies, before his green agenda becomes fatal for freedom across the globe.”

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