“A libertarian micro-nation” I told my colleague Jenn Grey,”I know it sounds strange, but this is something that is actually growing.” As soon as we wrapped up discussing the format for our interview, our distinguished guest walked down the hall of the Paris Hotel and Casino (where FreedomFest 2017 was held) and came over to meet us. President Vít Jedlička of Liberland, our guest for the interview, was joined by the Vice President Bogie Wozniak, along with several members of their cabinet.
For more information on what we discussed in our interview, you can listen to the podcast here, because I want to discuss more than just the who, what, where of Liberland. Walking around the crowds of conservatives and libertarians, one thing was abundantly clear- Americans love Vít, countless people were rushing over to him just to shake his hand and get a few words with him. Not just FreedomFest attendees are into the idea of Liberland though, thousands of Americans around the country support the tiny libertarian nation. “I think Americans love the idea of Liberland because we share the same values as the American Founders” the President told me several times that afternoon. After decades of regulatory horror, state infringements on our Constitution, and non-stop war, it’s no surprise Americans are flocking to the idea of a new nation which matches their timeless values of individual liberty and peaceful, self-determination.