Our Proclamation

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Our Proclamation

"I proclaim publicly that I favor ending government involvement in education."

Our proclamation is a declaration of independence, a statement that declares that each signer believes people should be free to educate their children for a real future, for a free future, and not be forced to have them educated for the government's future.

Over the years, our proclamation has gone through a number of revisions before arriving at the one sentence above.

Our list of signers includes prominent people from many fields (education, government, business), as well as thousands of everyday people acting on the liberty guaranteed them in the U. S. Constitution.

See U.S. states ranked by "Proclaimers per million population."

See some of our more well-known signers - by category:

"Public" & Private School Educators       Protestant Leaders

Homeschool Leaders                            Catholic Leaders

Policy Leaders                                      Jewish Leaders

Business & Media Leaders                     Latter Day Saints Leaders

Talk Show Hosts                                   Muslim Leaders

Special Milestones                                Latin American Endorsers


Opinion Leaders Endorse

“Separation of School and State”


(Affiliations shown for identification purposes only)


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“Public” & Private School Educators

Policy Leaders

Protestant Leaders


Fr Rogelio C Alcantara M

Director of Commission on Pastoral Education, Archdiocese of Mexico


Leigh Bortin

Educator, Classical Conversations, Inc.


John Cooper

Headmaster, Wichita Collegiate


Douglas Dewey

Founder, Washington Scholarship Fund


David D Friedman

Santa Clara University


Marshall Fritz RIP

Founder, Alliance for the Separation of School & State


John Taylor Gatto

1991 New York State Teacher of the Year


William Kirk Kilpatrick

Why Johnny Can’t Tell Right from Wrong


Steve Kossor

The Kossor Education Newsletter


D Bruce Lockerbie

A Passion for Learning


Charles MacKenzie

President, Grove City College 1971-1992


Tamar Manrique

Principal, Dagarbin School Caracas, Venezuela


Rev Ellsworth McIntyre

How to Become a Millionaire in Christian Education


Fernando Monterroso

Rector, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala


Mary Novello

For All the Wrong Reasons: The Story Behind Government Schools


Rev James R Patrick

Headmaster, East Moline Christian School


John K Rosemond

Parenting Author, Columnist, Speaker


Rosalie Slater RIP

Foundation for American Christian Education


Candace Smith

1989 Colorado Enterprising Teacher of the Year


John Stormer

None Dare Call It Education


Thomas Szasz

Myth of Mental Illness


Robert Thoburn

Founder, Fairfax Christian School


James N Tooley

Reclaiming Education, University of Newcastle, England


Alexander Tubelsky

Principal, School of Self-Determination, Moscow, Russia


E G West RIP

Education and the State


Richard Wilkins

World Family Policy Center, Brigham Young University


Homeschool Leaders


Sarah Bachmann

Founding Leader of Homeschool Association of Switzerland


Samuel Blumenfeld

Is Public Education Necessary?


Fran Crotty

Kolbe Academy


Cathy Duffy

Government Nannies


Ronald & Inge Cannon

Education PLUS


Mary Kay Clark

Seton Home Study School


Kimberly Hahn

Home School Advocate


Alan & Lori Harris

Landmark Distributors


Gregg Harris

Noble Publishing


Wade & Jessica Hulcy

Home Education Advocates


Ingeborg G V Kendall

School at Home


Santos Mercado Reyes

Director del Seminario FA Hayek, Universidad Autonoma Metro., Mexico


Jane Orient

Association of American Physicians & Surgeons


Mary & Bill Pride

Publishers, Practical Home Schooling


John Mark Reynolds

Biola University


Art Robinson

Publisher, Access to Energy


Raymond Stalker

Executive Director, Illinois Christian Home Educators


Business & Media Leaders


Linda Bowles RIP



Barry Conner

Homebuilder, Gainesville, Georgia


Jeff Dahlberg



Douglas Dewey

Founder, Washington Scholarship Fund


William A Dunn

Foundation for Advancement of Right Thinking


Joseph Farah

Editor and CEO, WorldNetDaily


Ing Alonso Gutierrez Cortina

Presidente, ProLink Productivad Real Mexico City, Mexico


Paul V Harberger

President, Foundation Francisco Marroquin


David Hirschman



Ethelmae Humphreys

Chairman, Tamko Roofing Products


Tom Monaghan

Founder of Domino’s Pizza


William Murchison

Columnist, Dallas Morning News


Robert Prechter Jr

Elliott Wave International


Jack Pugsley



Sheldon Rose

Builder, Michigan


Chris Rufer

Agribusiness, Sacramento, California


Vin Suprynowicz

Sindicated Columnist; Editorial Writer, Las Vegas Review Journal


Richard Wallace

Freedom Communications


Talk Show Hosts


James Alsis

Lake Worth, Florida


Chuck Baker

Colorado Springs, Colorado


Larry Bates

Memphis, Tennessee


Patrick Campbell

Erie, Pennsylvania


Peter Ford

Beverly Hills, California


Don Formanek

Moorhead, Minnesota


Joyce Harley

Eagan, Minnesota


Brent Johnson

Klamath Falls, Oregon


Jan Mickelson

Des Moines, Iowa


Stanley Monteith

Soquel, California


Martin Nalitz

Littleton, Colorado


Gary Nolan

Rocky River, Ohio


Ralph Ovadal

Monroe, Wisconsin


Lowell Ponte

Carlsbad, California


Bob Price

Morgantown, Indiana


Fred Schnaubelt

San Diego, California


Mark Scott

Detroit, Michigan


Joe Seehusen

Fairfield, Iowa


Murray Sabrin

Leonia, New Jersey


Bob Ward

Austin, Texas


Harvey Wysong

Atlanta, Georgia



John K Andrews

Former President, Colorado State Senate


Brenda Anglin

Director, Concerned Women for America of Pennsylvania


Anne Ball

Director, Concerned Women for America of Washington


Sandee Beckers

Former President, Eagle Forum California


Nora Bennis

Leader, Christian Political Party, Ireland


David Bergland

Libertarianism in One Lesson


John Blundell

General Director, Institute of Economic Affairs, London, England


David Boaz

Cato Institute


Donald Boudreaux

Chairman, Department of Economics, George Mason University


Barbara Branden

The Passion of Ayn Rand


Nathaniel Branden

My Years with Ayn Rand


Harry Browne RIP

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World


Steve Buckstein

President, Cascade Institute


Allan Carlson

Howard Center


Alice Click

Director, Concerned Women for America of West Virginia


James Clymer
Chairman, Constitution Party


Ed Crane

President, Cato Institute


Steve Dasbach

Libertarian National Committee


Joey Davis

Director, Concerned Women for America of Missouri


Dinesh D’Souza

Illiberal Education


David Dunn

Research and Policy Director, Oklahoma Family Policy Council


Larry Elder

Talk Show Host, Author, Columnist


M Stanton Evans

National Journalism Center


Ezola Foster

Former Public School Teacher, What’s Right for All Americans


Bobby Franklin

Georgia Assemblyman


Ismael Garcia

Mayor of La Victoria, Aragua, Venezuela


Enrique Ghersi

Chairman, International Society of Individual Liberty (ISIL), Lima, Peru


Jon Henrik Gilhuus

Chairman, Free Democrats, Norway


Sharon Harris

President, Advocates for Self-Government


Karen Hayes

Director, Concerned Women for America of Illinois


David R Henderson

Research Fellow, Hoover Institution


Don Hodel

Former Secretary of Interior


Jacob Hornberger

President, Future of Freedom Foundation


George House

California Assemblyman, Retired


Carla Howell

President, Center for Small Government


Brannon Howse

American Family Policy Institute


Rick Jore

Montana Assemblyman


Robert D Kephart

Founder, Libertarian Review


Byron Lamm

State Policy Network


Susan Lintner

Director, Concerned Women for America of Connecticut


Peg Luksik

National Parents Commission


Barrie Lyons

Board of Trustees, Concerned Women for America


Rodrigo Marin

Former Colombian Minister of Labor, Economics, Transporation; 40 years Colombian Senate; Ambassador to Spain


J Stanley Marshall

Chair, James Madison Institute


Dr. Maria Mascarenhas

Centre for Research Education Service & Training for Family Life Promotion, India


Russell Means

American Indian Activist


Vince Miller

President, International Society of Individual Liberty (ISIL)


Steve W Mosher

Population Research Institute


Nancy O’Toole

President, Massachusetts Eagle Forum


Art Olivier

2000 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Candidate


Ron Paul

US Congressman, Texas


Howard Phillips

Conservative Caucus


Larry Pratt

Gun Owners of America


Sheldon Richman

Separating School and State


Ron Robinson

President, Young America’s Foundation


Lew Rockwell

Ludwig von Mises Institute


Don Rogers

California State Senator, Retired


Sam Slom

Hawaii State Senator


Fred Smith

President, Competitive Enterprises Institute


George H Smith

Atheism: The Case Against God


Judy Smith

Director, Concerned Women for America of Kansas


Rigoberto Stewart

President, Institute for Liberty & Analysis of Policy in Government, Costa Rica


Michael Semin

President, Civic Institute, Prague


Richard Stroup



Thomas Szasz

The Myth of Mental Illness


David Theroux

President, Independent Institute


Ron Trowbridge

Vice President, Hillsdale College; Imprimus


Jerry Tuccille

Civil Liberties and Free-market.net


Vanita Warren

Concerned Women for America of Colorado


Paul Wever

Former Minister of Economics, Guatemala



Lane Adams

The Incredible Patience of God


E Calvin Beisner

Prosperity and Poverty


Joel Belz

World Magazine


Gary DeMar

American Vision


Marshall Foster

Mayflower Institute


Ben Gilmore

American Christian History


Jay Grimstead

Coalition on Revival


Don Hodel

Former President, Focus on Family


D James Kennedy

Coral Ridge Ministries


Rev Tim LaHaye

Left Behind


Emanuel McLittle

Destiny Communications


E Raymond Moore

Exodus Mandate


Ron Nash RIP

Faith & Reason: Searching for a Rational Faith


David Noebel

Summit Ministries


Gary North

Institute for Christian Economics


Marvin Olasky

The Tragedy of American Compassion


Rev R J Rushdoony RIP

Chalcedon Report


Andrew Sandlin

Center for Cultural Leadership


Otto Scott RIP

Otto Scott’s Compass


R C Sproul Jr

Highlands Study Center


Phil Stringer

Landmark Bible College


Herb Titus



Rus Walton RIP

Plymouth Rock Foundation


Douglas Wilson



Catholic Leaders


Marianne Alpha CV

Human Life International


Bishop F J Ardaiz SJ

Auxiliary Bishop, Santo Domingo, DR


Fr Hugh  Barbour O Praem

St Michael’s Abbey


John W Blewett

Editor, Latin Mass Magazine


Alex Chafuen

President, Atlas Foundation


Sr Connie Driscoll RIP

St Martin de Porres House of Hope


John Finn

Pro-life Activist


Fr Charles Fiore RIP

Catholic Home School Network


Fr Joseph Ganssle OFM

Our Lady of the Rosary Academy


Brother Paul Goeltz

St. Mary’s University, Texas


Fr John A Hardon SJ RIP

The Catholic Catechism


E Michael Jones

Culture Wars


George Kendall



William Marshner

Christendom College


Fr Paul Marx OSB

Founder, Human Life International


Neil McCaffrey

Roman Catholic Books


Roger McCaffrey

Roman Catholic Books


Charles E Rice

Notre Dame Law School


Msgr Richard Schuler

St Agnes, St Paul, Minnesota


Mark Shea

By What Authority


Joseph Sobran

Editor, Sobran’s


Bishop Ssekamaanya

Lugazi, Uganda


Christine Vollmer

Founder of Provive, Mother of Seven, Caracas, Venezuela


Jewish Leaders


Israel Krongold

IBM Scientist, Retired


Rabbi Daniel Lapin

President, Toward Tradition


Joseph Morris

Lincoln Legal Foundation


Elie Pieprz

Toward Tradition


Jeffrey Satinover MD



Rabbi Mayer Schiller

Teacher, Author


Yarden Weidenfeld

Executive Director, Toward Tradition


Latter Day Saints Religious Leaders


Carolyn Carruth

Three-time School Board Member in California & Washington; Former Bishop Fresno Stake, California


Bruce Daniel

Dentist, Vernal, Utah


Eric Ebeling

Bishopric, Broomall, Pennsylvania


Alan Fluckiger

President, American Heritage Academy, Former LDS Bishop, Burley, Idaho


Andrew Groft

Provost, George Wythe College, Cedar City, Utah


Geoffrey Grunewald

Stake President, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


James Jones

Founder of Familyhood Education, Inc


Anthony “Tony” Overbay

Seminary Teacher, Lincoln, California


Richard Partridge

Ordnance Worker, Ogden Temple


Mark Skousen

President, Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, New York


Dr Richard Wilkins

World Family Policy Center, Brigham Young University


Muslim Leaders


Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad

Minaret of Freedom


Hamza Yusuf Hanson

Islamic Scholar



Special Milestones


Hal Jindrich RIP

First Signer of the Proclamation


Gary Alexander

1,000 Signer of the Proclamation,
Lopez Island, WA


Kameron Broadhead

10,000 Signer of the Proclamation, Pharmacist, Woodland Hills, Utah


Rigoberto Stewart

President, INLAP, First Signer of Proclamation in Costa Rica


Maria Alicia de Barri Entos

First Signer of Proclamation in El Salvador


Fernando Monterroso

Universidad Francisco Marroquin, First University President to Sign Proclamation


Jose Arturo Velarde Meraz

Flight Attendant, El Matador, First Signer of Proclamation in Mexico


Jose Anibal Olivas

Lawyer, First Signer of Proclamation in Nicaragua

Latin American Endorsers

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