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Marshall Fritz, 1943-2008

Yesterday afternoon the cause of freedom lost a great champion.  Marshall Fritz, founder of the Alliance for the Separation of School & State, died after a bout with cancer.

I first met Marshall in 1997.  He was a big, jolly, intense, and kind man – a man who enjoyed working hard and creatively to end the pernicious connection between schooling and government.  (If ideas matter, and if schooling is an important source of ideas, why would a free people ever trust government with the responsibility of running — or having anything to do with — schools?)

One of Marshall’s most creative ideas is his "World’s Smallest Political Quiz."

I will miss Marshall greatly.  Many people will.