Jonny Watt

Project Development Intern

Jonny is a senior at Wheaton College, graduating in May 2023 with a degree in Political Science, a certificate in PPE (Politics, Philosophy, and Economics), and a certificate in PACS (Peace and Conflict Studies.) He is working this semester at LCI as an intern.

Jonny’s interest in libertarianism began in high school, during which time he interned with the Texas Public Policy Foundation, another liberty-minded organization in Austin, Texas. Although Jonny came to Wheaton as both a Christian and a libertarian, over time he’s become increasingly aware and appreciative of the compatibility between the two. Having developed a fascination with Anabaptist thought, Jonny views the Biblical call to non-violence as the foundation of his political beliefs.

During the course of his studies, he discovered LCI to be a valuable resource in aiding him to appreciate this inherent compatibility, and he is thrilled with the opportunity to be an intern for LCI.

Favorite Figures

  • Jesus
  • Murray Rothbard
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Doug Stuart
  • Norman Horn

Must Reads

  • What about Hitler? by Robert W. Brimlow
  • Man Economy and State with Power and Market by Murray Rothbard
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
  • Democracy – The God That Failed by Hans-Hermann Hoppe
  • Strength to Love by Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard B. Hays

Favorite Films

  • The Social Network
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • The Dark Knight
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • The Prestige

Fun Fact

Jonny used to competitively flip butterfly knives, having won first-place in every tournament he joined.

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