I Think This Man Has The Right Idea

Have you ever had a moment when you thought that being a grown-up was a really bad idea and you longed for the days of blanket forts and coloring? Or a moment after you paid your taxes when you decided you wanted to buy a deserted island somewhere and start your own country? Well, somebody did.

Time Magazine reported yesterday that Vit Jedlicka, a member of the conservative Party of Free Citizens in the Czech Republic, has created Liberland (and appointed himself president).

The article reports:

The 3 sq. mi. “country,” where taxes are optional and a military is nonexistent, does not “interfere with the territory” of the two states, according to Liberland’s website.

“The objective of the founders of the new state is to build a country where honest people can prosper without being oppressed by governments making their lives unpleasant through the burden of unnecessary restrictions and taxes,” reads a statement announcing the creation of the new country this week. The country’s motto is: “To live and let live.”

…The project has already received roughly 20,000 applications for citizenship, according to Jedlicka, who estimated that the country will receive as many as 100,000 applications by the end of next week (Liberland’s website has details of how to apply for citizenship, including sending an email of introduction—a C.V. is optional). Jedlicka added that some people already have plans to relocate.

…The Serbian and Croatian Embassies in the United States did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

If someone can find a desert island that will produce food, I’m in.