Kasich is seeing JFK, but is really embracing Antifa

Aug. 18, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting former Ohio Republican Governor John Kasich for endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden for President:

“Delusional is too soft of a word to describe former Republican Governor John Kasich’s endorsement of the Biden-Harris ticket.  Apparently, he has not been paying attention to the rioting on the streets that his fellow Biden-Harris supporters are not only tolerating but inflaming.  Take AOC squad member Representative Ayanna Pressley and her call for ‘unrest in the streets’ and Democratic National Committee convention speaker Ashley Nicole McRay’s call for using the Green New Deal for the ‘destruction’ of capitalism.

“Kasich’s Ohio has been one of the primary beneficiaries of the energy independence boom with the oil and natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale formation being a major reason.  I’m sure that his good friend Joe Biden’s promise to end this energy miracle will play well with his former constituents.  The truth is that Kasich has decided that a political party which not only refuses to condemn, but encourages the burning of our cities, which rejects capitalism and embraces socialism and has no problem with tearing down statues of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln is for him. Quite a sad ending for someone who was once a rising leader for limited government and freedom.”

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‘If I wanted America to fail’ video tops 2 million views on YouTube.com

May 7, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson issued the following statement on the FreeMarketAmerica.org video “If I wanted America to fail” topping 2 million views on YouTube.com:

“The Obama Administration’s record of environmental radicalism slowing down the American economy exposed in our ‘If I wanted America to fail’ video continues to resonate with a broad swath of the American public. It is little wonder, as Obama’s EPA and other agencies pursue a conscious policy of making electricity and gasoline more expensive, so that solar, wind, and battery alternatives will seem cheap.

“Obama’s regulatory assault against conventional energy includes regulations against miniscule mercury emissions from coal plants, the Stream Buffer Zone Rule rewrite, the 2009 carbon endangerment finding, and rules capping carbon emissions on all new fossil-fuel burning plants, not to mention the slowdown of drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. These regulators seemingly want to crucify our economy on the altar of environmental radicalism.

“All of this is based on the fairy tale that mankind is destroying the planet, and causing global warming through carbon dioxide emissions. It won’t be long before regulators next construct some myth of how oil shale fracking is causing earthquakes or some other calamity. When politically tainted science becomes a means of restricting American economic output at any cost including at the expense of individual prosperity, it is time to question the politics that are driving that movement.

“Do these regulators and Obama want America to fail? It is hard to say, but they do want to make it even more expensive to do business here in America — a problem that is already driving capital and jobs overseas. Even leaving the science aside, our standing of the world’s economic superpower is endangered by these regulations. For that reason alone, these policies must be defeated — before we really do fail as a nation.”


“If I wanted America to fail,” Video, FreeMarketAmerica.org, Americans for Limited Government, April 22, 2012 at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc.

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at rrast@getliberty.org to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.


ALG Calls on Feds to Expand Domestic Energy Production in Light of the Turmoil in the Middle East

January 31st, 2011, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement calling on the Obama Administration to lift restrictions on domestic energy, mineral, and nuclear resources:

“Today’s turmoil in the Middle East reminds us of the risks of being dependent on foreign nations for resources like energy. Today in America, most of the nation’s energy must be imported, leaving us at the mercy of hostile regimes in Venezuela and the Middle East, and unstable nations like Nigeria, Mexico and in others in Central and South America.

“The shame is that we have enough energy and other resources in America to provide for our own needs as a nation, but we choose not to. Federal restrictions are in the way. Those restrictions should be lifted to open 650 million acres of federal lands and to dramatically expand oil, mineral, rare earth metals, and nuclear leasing and permitting. The Obama Administration could do this immediately, for example by reopening the Gulf to drilling, expanding drilling leases in Alaska, rescinding the EPA’s endangerment finding, and allow Texas refining to go forward unhindered. Additionally, we must begin exploiting our oil shale, coal, and nuclear capabilities.

“A rapid expansion of the nation’s natural resources production would create tens of thousands of jobs and investment opportunities, increase revenues through economic growth, and reduce our dependency on foreign natural resources. Even without the turmoil in resource-rich lands, with close to 10 percent unemployment, we need to get the real economy unleashed. One way to do that is to rescind these government-created barriers to growth like those imposed on natural resources.

“It makes one wonder why it is this Administration and the leftists that support it are so opposed to America being energy independent and able to produce its own resources.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at rrast@getliberty.org to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.


ALG Urges 29 House Democrats to Support the American Energy Act

August 21st, 2008, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today urged 29 vulnerable House Democrats to support and vote for the American Energy Act.

“Please stand with your colleagues by passing the one bill in Congress that will dramatically increase oil drilling domestically, cut the red tape for building new gasoline refineries and constructing new nuclear power plants, promote coal-to-liquid technologies, and allow exploration for oil shale,” the letter states.

House Republicans need to muster at least 19 votes in order to have enough votes to pass the American Energy Act. The letter was addressed to the following Congressmen:

Mitchell, Harry E., Arizona, 5th                              Giffords, Gabrielle, Arizona, 8th

McNerney, Jerry, California, 11th                        Murphy, Christopher S., Connecticut, 5th
Mahoney, Tim, Florida, 16th                                    Marshall, Jim, Georgia, 8th
Bean, Melissa L., Illinois, 8th                                    Hill, Baron, Indiana, 9th
Boyda, Nancy E., Kansas, 2nd                               Moore, Dennis, Kansas, 3rd
Yarmuth, John A., Kentucky, 3rd                                          Cazayoux, Don, Louisiana, 6th
Walz, Timothy J., Minnesota, 1st                          Shea-Porter, Carol, New Hampshire, 1st
Hodes, Paul W., NH, 2nd                                           Gillibrand, Kirsten E., New York, 20th
Arcuri, Michael A., New York, 24th                                      Space, Zachary T., Ohio, 18th
Altmire, Jason, Pennsylvania, 4th                        Murphy, Patrick J., Pennsylvania, 8th
Carney, Christopher P., PA, 10th                         Kanjorski, Paul E., Pennsylvania, 11th
Davis, Lincoln, Tennessee, 4th                               Lampson, Nick, Texas, 22nd
Rodriguez, Ciro, Texas, 23                             Childers, Travis, Mississippi, 1st

Foster, Bill, Illinois, 14th                                   Kagen, Steve, Wisconsin, 8th

Murphy, Christopher S., Connecticut, 5th

“You have an opportunity to show your constituents and the nation that you are not a mere tool of the radical, ideological left, and that you can act in a commonsense fashion when presented with the facts. Public opinion poll after poll shows widespread support among Americans for lifting government-imposed restrictions on their own energy resources,” wrote Wilson to the 29.

Wilson believes that based on previous election returns, that the 29 representatives listed would stand the best chance of crossing the aisle.

“Frankly, it’s time for these elected officials to put up or shut up,” said Wilson. “All of these men and women are talking about developing American energy back home but so far refuse to take action that would accomplish the goal. The public is tired of the Washington double-talk. It’s time to allow energy production here at home.”

“These are representatives who ought to weigh carefully if they really want to tell their constituents that they oppose increasing energy production,” Wilson added. “Because, there’s certain to be a consequence this year for that.”



ALG to Reluctant Senate Republicans: Sign Letter to Lift Drilling Moratorium

August 13th, 2008, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today called upon 13 Senate Republicans to join their colleagues in signing a letter to the Senate leadership urging an end to the current bans on off-shore drilling, natural gas and oil shale exploration.

Wilson’s action came in response to the release by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) of a letter from 36 Republican members of the Senate to Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) calling upon the Senate to allow the current moratoria on off-shore drilling and oil shale exploration to simply expire on October 1st.

According to the DeMint letter, “It is our hope that Democrats and Republicans will stand together to support American Energy Freedom Day on October 1, 2008. On this day, the current prohibitions on oil and gas exploration off the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) and in the oil-shale fields of the West will expire, giving Americans the freedom to access their own energy and providing them with relief from sky-high prices at the pump.”

Wilson followed up that letter with a letter of his own to the 13 reluctant Republican members of the Senate who did not sign on DeMint’s letter. In it, Wilson urges members to “take a stand that will ensure that harmful regulations never again get in the way of the market providing much needed energy supplies to the American people.”

In a statement, Wilson said, “It is important that members of the Senate unite around the proposition that government overregulation is the problem that prevents America from producing more energy, and that’s the reason oil and gasoline costs so much. By lifting restrictions on increasing supply, it’s a win-win for American families struggling to make ends meet.”

Wilson predicted that if Congress does not act now to lift the moratoria as to signal America’s intent to drill for its own oil, their winter’s heating bills may make the current gasoline price crisis seem mild in comparison.

“How are people—already on the edge—going to heat their homes this winter?” he asked. “Congress needs to allow the restrictions on oil, oil shale, and natural gas exploration to expire so that Americans do not need to chop firewood to keep warm in the coming months, or turn their thermostats down to 60 degrees in hopes of financially surviving the winter .”

In his letter to the Senators, Wilson states “The U.S. restrictions on oil production have already had a deleterious impact on prices as the world’s oil supply did not keep up with global demand. America has a strategic interest in assuring adequate supplies for the American people and the economy. The current lack of supply is largely the result of conscious government policy.”

Congress will reconvene after the August recess where it is expected that the Democrat-controlled House and Senate will attempt to reauthorize the current bans on energy exploration and recovery.

“It is up to the Republican members of the Senate to make sure that doesn’t happen,” said Wilson.



Americans for Limited Government Congratulates American People, Journalists Nationwide, and House Republicans as House Speaker Caves In on Off-Shore Drilling  

August 12th, 2008, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today praised the American people, the House Republicans and the nation’s opinion writers, for forcing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to accept a vote on off-shore drilling.

“The Speaker of the House is surrendering to the demands of an angry public, who will no longer tolerate sky-high energy prices. And much of the credit for this turnabout belongs to House lawmakers and the nation’s opinion writers who kept the pressure on the obstructionist House Speaker. This is a tremendous breakthrough, but it does not go far enough,” said Wilson.

“Now, ‘Madame No’ must allow an up-or-down vote on the American Energy Act, which is the most comprehensive solution to the energy crisis,” Wilson said. “The issue is not just about drilling—though that is critical—but it is also about lifting restrictions on building nuclear power plants, gasoline refineries, coal-to-liquid, oil shale exploration, and deregulating the energy sector so that markets may move to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy.”

Pelosi had previously challenged Republicans to “imagine” a way that they might get a vote. But after appearing on CNN with Larry King, a clearly cowed House Speaker openly reversed course, “They have this thing that says drill offshore in the protected areas. We can do that. We can have a vote on that.”

Wilson warned that her latest tactic would come with strings attached, “Americans need to be reminded that the off-shore drilling moratorium expires October 1st. Just like the Gang of 10 legislation in the Senate, I suspect that Speaker Pelosi is attempting to push legislation that would only allow for partial access to the outer-continental shelf. Americans may just be better off just letting the current moratorium expire. But the real objective is to secure an up-or-down vote on the American Energy Act.”

Republican leaders have called upon their Democratic colleagues to join with them in supporting the American Energy Act.

Since the August recess began, Republicans have stayed on the House floor, demanding an up-or-down vote on their proposals. After initially opposing the congressional recess, they remained on the House floor, urging President Bush to call for a special session of Congress to address the ongoing energy crisis.

“The American people will not support a government that scuttles the nation’s resources—our national treasure—at the moment of crisis,” warned Wilson. “Democrats in Congress need to listen carefully to their Republican colleagues’ proposals, because they will open up the markets for more energy. And the greater the energy supply in relation to demand, the more reduced the price will be. That’s what Americans want,” said Wilson.