Vít Jedlička was schooled at the private non-profit international Townshend School in the South Bohemian region of the Czech Republic. He studied economics at Charles University and the University of Economics – both in Prague. He also holds a Masters in Political Science and Government from the Cevro Institute in Prague.
In the middle of his time at University Vít, whose open demeanour compels the use of his forename, launched a local web site called HKfree.org and ran it for 6 years – it is still active today. This online gathering space for the town of Hradec Králové is the reverse of his present Liberland project – founding a real nation for an online community who has found it’s new homeland inaccessible.
The President’s other current projects include acting as “directing manager” for reformy.cz – a website for Czech libertarians – and regional president for the Party of Free Citizens – a Czech party with one MEP. He has also worked as a an IT salesman and an analyst in the financial sector.
The reformy website contains a prominent Ron Paul quote – presumably translated to Czech. Vít has been described as having views similar to Ron Paul and is also influenced by Bastiat. The broad direction of Liberland is a little like a startup, taking a great deal of direction from the top, iterating towards goals, and promises to grow into a thriving minarchy with membership of the European Free Trade Area.
Apropos our recent referendum, Wikipedia cites a Czech language video when describing Vít as a eurosceptic who:
sought to raise awareness of the democratic deficit in the institution of the EU and of the abuse of basic moral rules by EU institutions and EU member states
Vít is married and has a family with his First Lady Janniss. He is also recently father of a 3 week old son David. Vít was sorting out his flight to London just a few hours before David was born. I was not sure if that was a sign of his steely nerves or of nervous evasiveness, but it does show he is truly a restless campaigner for his cause.
President Vít Jedlička will be describing his Road to Liberland at the Two Chairmen this Thursday 4th August.