Biden’s FCC Nominee is a Hyperpartisan Liberal Hack

Gigi Sohn’s confirmation would jeopardize investment and innovation,

threaten free speech, and bring partisanship to the FCC.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning is urging members of the U.S. Senate to reject Gigi Sohn’s nomination to serve as a Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. In addition to sending a letter cosigned by 16 other leaders from a broad coalition urging the Senate to reject Sohn’s nomination, Manning issued the following statement:

“If confirmed, President Joe Biden’s nominee Gigi Sohn would work to instill policies that would crush innovation, silence conservative speech, and eviscerate intellectual property protections.

“The FCC was created by Congress to be an independent regulator and it has broad power over the telecommunications, media, and technology sectors. The agency has been characterized by bipartisan cooperation and accountability to Congress. As a well-known hyperpartisan activist, Sohn has no place on the Federal Communications Commission.

“Sohn has launched attacks against regulators and elected officials who do not share her views. She implied that the ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee is an industry puppet. She suggested that Republican senators are a threat to the country. She credits center-right news outlets with ‘destroying democracy’ and ‘electing autocrats.’ Given these views, it is hard to believe that Sohn would give regulated entities a fair shake or operate in a bipartisan manner at the FCC.

“I urge Senators to reject Sohn’s confirmation.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643.

Senate Should Reject Saule Omarova for Comptroller of the Currency

Saule Omarova is the worse choice out of hundreds of bad nominations.

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to the Senate confirmation hearing for Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the office of the Comptroller of the Currency:

“President Joe Biden’s nominee for the office of Comptroller of the Currency, Saule Omarova, is perhaps the worse choice out of hundreds of bad nominations. You see, Ms. Omarova is a genuine Moscow University (not in Idaho), Lenin Scholar who emigrated to the United States in 1991 who is on video saying, ‘There will be no more private bank deposit accounts and all of the deposit accounts will be held directly at the Fed.’

“When this statement is put into the context of an administration that has aggressively sought to have annual transaction reports for every bank account with more than $600, what could go wrong? While most people don’t know what the Comptroller of the Currency does, the position is more than a signature line on the money.  The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency overseas the execution of laws relating to national banks including chartering, regulating and supervising them.

“When combined with the broad powers that the Consumer Finance Protection Board has over the financial services sector, the prospects of a radical appointee in this relatively obscure position poses a real danger to the flow of money through our financial system.

“Ms. Omarova is the exact kind of radical that America does not need and should be rejected by the Senate.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643 or [email protected]

Rittenhouse Criminal Case Implodes

Today’s testimony makes crystal clear Kyle Rittenhouse acted in self-defense

Fairfax, Va. – Gaige Grosskreutz was one of the attackers of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year. After giving testimony earlier today attempting to paint himself as a victim of Rittenhouse, the witness/attacker admitted today during cross examination he was shot only after he threatened Rittenhouse by pointing a gun at him inches away from his head.

While the prosecution hoped Grosskreutz sketchy testimony would assist their case, the actual testimony supports the defense claim of Rittenhouse acting in self defense after being attacked by a mob.

Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to today’s developments:

“There can be no other conclusion than not guilty by reason of self-defense in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, the then-17-year old who defended himself against the attack of rioters in Kenosha, WI who now stands trial on murder charges.

“Testimony by the prosecution’s star witness, Gaige Grosskreutz, demonstrates under oath that Rittenhouse was chased by the assailant and only fired at him when the assailant’s handgun was pointed at him. This testimony exonerates Rittenhouse from charges he killed two people. The fact that the prosecution continued with the case with the knowledge of this witness’s sworn testimony, which any honest prosecutor had to have heard before the witness took the stand, makes it clear that Rittenhouse has been prosecuted for political purposes rather than legal ones. Judge Bruce Schroeder should immediately declare a summary judgement of not guilty. There is no reason to continue to put the people of Kenosha and the state of Wisconsin through the emotional tension associated with this trial as the evidence clearly shows that Rittenhouse acted to save his own life.

“The prosecution’s star witness makes is crystal clear that if Rittenhouse did not act in self defense, there is no ability for anyone to defend themselves from a violent, and potentially deadly attack. It is time to free Rittenhouse. At this point continuing the trial would be an extreme misuse of the criminal justice system.

“The only question that remains is who in the prosecutor’s office gets fired for bringing this case forward given the clear evidence that a not guilty verdict was the only possible outcome.”

For media availability, contact Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643 or email [email protected]

Virginians love liberty

Tuesday’s election results sends shockwaves through the nation

Fairfax, Va. –  Republicans flipped six House of Delegates seats in Virginia on Tuesday, returning a GOP majority in the House of Delegates. Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction:

“The vote to change the make-up of the House of Delegates is the culmination of work by Virginians for America First and Americans for Limited Government which began in February of 2021. Non-stop volunteer organizing and engagement in the state resulted in both effective voter integrity and turnout efforts.  In the past few weeks, our volunteers have knocked on more than 70,000 doors in twenty swing House of Delegates districts and the response has been gratifying and overwhelming.  Virginians love liberty.  Yesterday’s vote proves that, and should send shockwaves through the nation as the left finds that freedom still rings even as they attempt to squelch it.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643.

Debunking Democrat Lies About Virginia Absentee Ballots

Democrats throw postal workers  under the bus in attempt to  steal election.

 

Fairfax, Va. – Virginia Democrats have filed a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service (USPS) complaining about a “delay” of 300,000 mail-in votes just days before election officials and corporate media outlets began priming the public for a scenario in which the results of the gubernatorial election may not be decided on Election Day due to mail-in ballots.

The Elias Law Group, a firm recently hired by the Terry McAuliffe campaign headed by Clinton-allied attorney Marc Elias, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia on Friday October 22 against USPS citing a “delay” of over 300 thousand mail-in ballots in the gubernatorial race.

But according to the independent non-profit voter integrity group Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP) there are only 108,000 uncounted absentee ballots in the state. In addition, the USPS spokesperson told the Washington Times,“Our Election Mail processes and procedures are fully operational in Virginia. We are not aware of any processing delays of any ballots within our facilities nor any ballot delivery delays, and we have fully communicated this information to election officials.”

Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to the Democrat’s attempt to steal the Virginia election:

“Attorney Marc Elias, part of the Bill and Hillary Clinton crime syndicate, is up to his usual dirty tricks. Corporate media and partisan election officials are already priming Virginia voters for a post-Election Day debacle in which the winner of the race may be unknowable until the following Friday due to mail-in ballots.

“It is clear Virginia Democrats will stop at nothing to steal this election. They are desperate, because they know this election is a referendum on Joe Biden’s failed presidency and his socialist agenda and they are losing.

“Americans for Limited Government and Virginians for America First have turned over to a number of House of Delegate candidates the names of thousands of absentee ballot filers who are extremely likely to not live at the address where they are registered to vote in violation of Virginia law.  We are strongly encouraging these candidates to request that the identified absentee ballots be held aside as provisional ballots so the respective election officials can determine their legitimacy.”

For media availability, contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643.

ALG Launches Freedom Merchandise: Just in Time for Christmas!

Merchandise shop will provide one more avenue to fund our fight for freedom

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government (ALG) launched a merchandise store on Monday morning designed to provide liberty lovers with unique products to enjoy or give as gifts.  All products will be made and shipped from America, so this Christmas you won’t have to worry about your gifts being stuck in a Chinese cargo ship off the coast of California.

Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government made the announcement saying, “We are excited to be able to provide quality, American-made, liberty merchandise.  There will be everything from ALG logo polo shirts to Let’s Go Brandon mugs, tee shirts and hats to high quality prints of some of our cartoonist AF “Tony” Branco’s best work from the past couple of years.  In fact, it is this reservoir of ALG owned art which inspired the idea of making it available to the public.”

We plan on building out a significant product line at libertyfanatic.com, and best of all, all profits will be poured directly back into the fight for freedom.

Our nation stands at a crossroads, Americas for Limited Government is proud to provide this American-made gear for people to wear, use and display while also doing good in the on-going battle for America’s future.

“Our organizational mission is to limit the size and scope of government and this merchandise shop will provide one more avenue to fund that fight.  Americans for Limited Government puts our revenues directly into the fight with very little overhead. This merchandise store promises to create additional funds for this battle over our country’s soul.  Plus, it will be a fun way to spread the freedom message that everyone can enjoy, with the likely exception of President Biden, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer,” Manning concluded.

New York Times gets it wrong, again!

New York Times Forced to Correct Key Covid ‘Fact’

 

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement today  in reaction to news that the New York Times was forced to issue a correction when it grossly overstated the number of children hospitalized due to Covid: 

“The New York Times had to correct a gross exaggeration of the number of children who have been hospitalized with COVID 19.  As the former newspaper of record, which now acts as a public relations arm of the far left, the Times is often at the front line of for legitimizing misinformation.  In the latest example, the paper claimed that ‘nearly 900,000 children had been hospitalized’ with COVID 19 when the real number is  ‘more than 63,000 children hospitalized from August 2020 to October 2021.’

“This is not just adding a zero by mistake, it is a clear instance of either a reporter and presumably their editor having no idea how to read data, or a blatant attempt to create a splash headline that would spread into the American consciousness as frighteningly real before anyone could get the truth out.  An honest look at the New York Times abuse of facts in the past, would lead any objective observer to conclude that manipulation rather than incompetence is at the root of the ‘mistake’.

“Remember, it was the New York Times which breathlessly ran with the story that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died from injuries sustained by being hit with a fire extinguisher on Jan. 6th.  In mid-February, the Times quietly changed the story after the entire country was led to believe that the Jan. 6 events at the Capitol were violent.  The Coroner’s report on Officer Sicknick’s death revealed that he died of a stroke that was unrelated to the Jan. 6th Capitol events.

“Facts matter, and one thing that is obviously true is that the New York Times no longer cares about facts, having sacrificed truth on the altar of a Marxist narrative long ago.”

For media availability, contact Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643 or email at [email protected]

McAuliffe Joins Federal Government in Seeking to Silence Parents

At stake is the relationship between the people and their government

 

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement today in reaction to news the Biden administration will use mobilize the Federal Bureau of Investigation against parents who speak out against public school board policies.

“Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe stated unequivocally that he does not believe parents have a place in their own children’s education at a debate last week.  Now, Biden Attorney General Merrick Garland has declared that parents opposing Critical Race Theory should be treated as terrorists by invoking the Patriot Act over their opposition.

“Historically, all Americans used to agree about the First Amendment to free speech. The First Amendment was created as a protection to our God-given right to be able to disagree with public policies, seek redress from the government, exercise freedom of religion and yes, run a newspaper or blog without government interference.  But McAuliffe  thinks that parents in the Commonwealth of Virginia should just sit down and shut up and accept the indoctrination of their children by those who are fundamentally transforming America.  And now the federal government is seeking to criminalize standing up for your children and the future of our nation by opposing Marxist indoctrination.  The issue is bigger than Critical Race Theory though, it is a question of the relationship between the people and their government.

“Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson defined this relationship in the Declaration of Independence writing, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.’

“Virginia’s James Madison wrote the Constitution and Virginia’s George Mason played a major role in encapsulating this relationship through the first ten amendments to it, which today is known as the Bill of Rights.  The first of these is freedom of speech and religion.  And it is this first right that is at stake by both McAuliffe’s proclamation against parents role in the curricula taught in taxpayer funded schools.  It is this right which Washington, D.C. overlords want to scuttle by invoking a law that was mistakenly passed in response to the terrorist attack on 9/11 against parents who actually care enough about their kid’s education to show up at school board meetings to have their voices heard.

“As we watch Biden’s ongoing assault on commonsense and our basic freedoms, we are reminded that ‘elections have consequences.’  In Virginia you have an election for governor right now.  I am no Glenn Youngkin cheerleader, but his opponent has told Virginia voters what he thinks of them.  He has told Virginia’s parents that they don’t count. If Virginians do not go out right now to cast your ballots against this tyranny that the greatest sons of Virginia risked their lives and fortunes to oppose 245 years ago, then you will get the government you deserve.  One that rules you, rather than you ruling it.

“And as you are voting for the House of Delegates, please reject those who stand with McAuliffe in his dismissal of parent’s right to be heard.  It is a time for choosing, there are no excuses.  The left has bared their teeth and told you exactly who they are.  The only question that remains is will you kneel or will you stand and vote them from power?”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at [email protected] or 703.478.4643.

Biden’s Attack on Public School Parents Cannot Stand

Americans have a right to speak out and organize in favor or against public policies. 

Fairfax, Va. – Americans for Limited Government President Richard Manning issued the following statement in reaction to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland mobilizing the Federal Bureau of Investigation against parents who speak out against public school board policies.

“The Biden administration has gone into full attack mode against the First Amendment right to petition the government as his Attorney General has declared that parents opposing Critical Race Theory before their local school boards should be treated as terrorists under the Patriot Act.

“This abuse of that dubious post-September 11 law proves once again that while well-intentioned, twenty years later, the Patriot Act is one of the biggest legislative mistakes in our nation’s history.  The politicization of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigations has led to many well-chronicled abuses of power. However, the brazen application of this anti-terrorism law against parents voicing opposition to a Marxist education policy that racist academicians are trying to force down the throats of their children is such a step beyond the intended scope of the law that Congress must take steps today to repeal it.

“The announcement by Attorney General Merrick Garland falls hard on the heels of an FBI request for 200,000 encrypted protonmail emails accounts in an unprecedented mass surveillance operation targeting conservatives.

“Congress needs to begin the process of repealing the Patriot Act, and holding Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray accountable for its abuse. In the meantime, state attorneys general need to push back hard against these broad, sweeping measures which criminalize political activism.  Governors, state legislatures, county commissions and school boards must denounce the characterization of the very taxpayers who pay for the schools as being terrorists because they support Martin Luther King, Jr’s ‘I have a dream’ vision.  And state and local governments should deny any and all public funds from being spent for membership in the National School Board Association which asked that the terrorist designation be given to parents opposing Critical Race Theory.  There is no excuse for a single taxpayer dollar to go to an organization which has declared war on the parents of the children entrusted to them.

“Americans have a right to hold election officials accountable for their decisions.  Americans have a right to petition government at all levels for redress.  Americans have a right to speak out and organize in favor or against public policies.  The attempt by Garland to criminalize these actions is grounds for his impeachment.”

For media availability contact Catherine Mortensen at 703.478.4643 or [email protected]

Senate confirmation of eco-terrorist-linked activist proves Democrats are all radicals now

The fact every Democrat in the Senate voted for her nomination, makes it clear that the idea of ‘moderate’ Democrats is defunct.”

 

Fairfax, Va. – In response to the Senate confirmirmation of President Joe Biden’s eco-terrorist-linked nominee, Tracy Stone-Manning, to serve as the new Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Americans for Limited Government Presient Richard Manning issued the following statement:

“The lunatic fringe that is the Biden administration just got nuttier as the Senate confirmed on a party line vote the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to be the new Director of the Bureau of Land Management. Stone-Manning is an eco-terrorist and she will be directing the agency which oversees one in ten acres in the United States and 30 percent of our nation’s minerals. For all the accolades hoisted upon some Democrat senators for saving the filibuster and not caving on the absurd $3.5 trillion Biden Wreckonciliation bill, it must be shocking to some that not a single Democrat voted against a nominee who was involved in a tree-spiking case in the late 80s and early 90s. Tree spiking is the practice where a metal rod is put in a tree with the intent of breaking a saw blade and doing grave harm to the foresters operating it.

“Now she is going to be deciding whether any mineral leases will be let by the federal government and will have the capacity to effectively shut down any new mineral or oil and gas development. For all those who believed that Joe Biden would be a ‘moderate’ president, Stone-Manning puts those notions to bed forever. The fact every Democrat in the Senate voted for her nomination, makes it clear that the idea of ‘moderate’ Democrats is defunct.”