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John Tsarpalas


Free speech

Increasingly, Americans seem willing to censor political opinions with which they disagree. It’s now commonplace for political partisans to invoke forms of “political correctness” to silence dissenting views and demonize opposing thinkers. Such growing political intolerance, however, ultimately threatens the future of our republic. As Thomas Jefferson warned in his first Inaugural Address, “Having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions.” (Read more)


Government regulation

The fight over “Net Neutrality” has created a sense of panic among the big-government supporters of the Obama-era regulations. Lawmakers have received death threats, protestors are warning about the “death of the Internet” and even the FCC chairman’s children have been harassed by supporters of the regulatory scheme. The hysteria, however, is stunningly misplaced, given the FCC’s actual actions. According to, “In truth, the Obama administration-era Open Internet Order (OIO) that the FCC is overturning has little to with ‘net neutrality’ at all.” (Read more)



The term “fascist” is increasingly thrown around by leftists bent on portraying free-market reformers as some sort of power-hungry Mussolini-wannabes. A little knowledge of history, however, throws cold water on the claims. After all, Fascism is diametrically opposed to free-market capitalism, along with multiple other forms of liberty. In fact, the concept of fascism is deeply rooted in the big-government “progressive” movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Watch the video)


Federal lands

When President Obama unilaterally announced millions of acres suddenly “protected” by the federal government, environmentalists applauded the overreaching land-grab. Now that President Trump is in charge — someone committed to limiting such federal excess — executive power is suddenly out of fashion on the political left. (The flip-flop was actually predicted by NPRI’s Communications Director Michael Schaus months ago.) No sooner had President Trump announced he was reducing the size of some national monuments in Utah, and the outdoors retailer Patagonia began telling customers “The President Stole Your Land.” Indeed, the company is even trying to take the administration to court. (Read more)



Medicaid was originally intended to help the elderly and the disabled. Being a big-government program, however, it unsurprisingly expanded well beyond its original mission. Today millions of able-bodied adults are in on the take — via the Affordable Care Act and thoughtless state governments. Some superior solutions, however, can be implemented on the state level.  (Read more)


Fiscal and tax

Opponents of the House and Senate’s respective tax reform packages have not been stingy with their false claims. Last week, Democrats claimed that one tax provision of the Senate’s version was an “earmark” to benefit the conservative-leaning private Hillsdale College in Michigan. The truth, of course, was that the amendment would have benefited any college that refused to accept federal tax dollars. If opponents of the provision want more colleges to take advantage of the provision, all they have to do is convince more colleges to abandon the practice of depending on taxpayer subsidies. (Read more)



John Tsarpalas

John Tsarpalas


John Tsarpalas is the President of the Nevada Policy, and is deeply committed to spreading limited government ideas and policy to create a better, more prosperous Nevada for all.

For over three decades, John has educated others in the ideals and benefits of limited government. In the 1980s, John joined the Illinois Libertarian Party and served on its State Central Committee. Later in the 90s, he transitioned to the Republican Party, and became active in the Steve Forbes for President Campaign and flat taxes.

In 2005, he was recruited to become the Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party where he graduated from the Republican National Committee’s Campaign College, the RNC’s Field Management School, and the Leadership Institute’s activist training.

Additionally, John has served as President of the Sam Adams Alliance and Team Sam where he did issue education and advocacy work in over 10 states, with a focus on the web.

John also founded or helped start the following educational not-for-profits: Think Freely Media, the Haym Salomon Center – where he served as Chairman, the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity and Midwest Speaking Professionals.

A native of Chicago, John now lives in Las Vegas with his wife of more than 40 years.