President of Alliance for the Separation of School and State
Marshall Fritz

Marshall Fritz (10 March 1943 – 4 November 2008) was an American libertarian activist. A native of Inglewood, California, Fritz was chairman, founder and former president of the Alliance for the Separation of School and State. Prior to founding that organization, he founded the Advocates for Self-Government, a non-profit, non-partisan libertarian advocacy and education center.


Marshall Fritz - The Advocates
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10 Mar 1943, in Inglewood, California


4 Nov 2008, in Fresno, California


Advocates for Self-Government, Founder, Board Member Emeritus
Alliance for the Separation of School and State, Founder, President

Web Pages

Marshall Fritz - The Advocates
Biography and picture
"Marshall Fritz was a legendary and beloved libertarian leader who founded the Advocates for Self-Government and created the world-famous World's Smallest Political Quiz. He was an innovator and a genius. He was a brilliant speaker and was extremely personable. He opened many people's eyes to new ideas and new ways of thinking. He was one of those rare people who literally changed the world."


School & State Should Be Separated, by F. R. Duplantier, 8 Sep 1996
The Political Compass & Why Libertarianism is Not Right-Wing, by Jan Clifford Lester, 1994
Presents a Political Compass in contrast to the traditional left/right spectrum, with a north-south axis of Choice vs. (state) Control and a west-east axis of Personal and Property Choice, and a 20 question quiz to determine one's political bearing
"This diagram makes things clearer, but it fails to incorporate the left/right view as simply left and right. ... But what if we follow Marshall Fritz (Bergland 1990, pp. 22-23) and rotate the diagram 45 degrees anti-clockwise? ... Marshall Fritz offers a quiz with only five very general questions for each axis. ... The following quiz has ten questions each. These questions are still relatively few and selective."
Related Topics: Libertarianism, David Nolan


Hope for the Politically Homeless, The Fresno Bee, 4 Sep 1988
Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education, The Freeman, Jul 1996
What Would Schools Be Like?, Issues & Views, 2001


Marshall Fritz on the Separation of School and State, 1996
Recording of talk given at the 1996 International Society of Individual Liberty conference held in Canada; Fritz explains why government, tax-funded education is detrimental to liberty and what parents can do about it
Related Topic: Educational Freedom

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