Thank you, Lin Manuel Miranda.
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An explanation of my Hamilton the Musical obsession. Thank you, Lin Manuel Miranda.

I want to be in the room where it happens
Karen Rovner

On Saturday, June 30, 2018, my life changed (well, for the second time). I had the opportunity to see Hamilton the Musical for the second time, this time it had a much more powerful meaning.

Rewind about two-ish years or so. Hannah is in high school, a theater kid and music lover. I loved Lin Manuel Miranda's first hit show, "In the Heights". But then, Hamilton took the world by storm. I immediately fell in love with the lyrics, actors, costumes, story, basically every aspect possible of the show.

Now, flash forward to today. I am almost 19 years old, a proud feminist, political activist, intern on an AMAZING Congressional campaign, and a girl hoping to change the world one day. Hamilton the Musical is so applicable to our world today, even though it is set in the lovely King George ruling era of America.

The key line that always strikes my heart is, "Immigrants, we get the job done." When Hamilton and Lafayette said this in the show the audience went silent then went wild with cheers and clapping. It is 150%, our country was born and bred by IMMIGRANTS, so why do we think it's okay to tear families apart? Send immigrant children into court to defend themselves, without a lawyer? Immigrants are some of the hardest workers in this country, and they stand for the ideals our founding fathers put as pillars for our nation.

Hamilton is a whirlwind of rap battles, political awesomeness, amazing choreography, happiness, tears, UGH it just makes me SO HAPPY. It touches on war, politics, mental health, immigration, gun control, and all so subtle. This show is honestly the sole reason I fell in love with politics and wanting to change the world. So I want to end this with, a thank you.

Thank you, Lin Manuel Miranda, you inspire me every day and I will send over adoption papers for you to legally adopt me to be your daughter. (No offense to my real dad, Steve, I love you dearly. Just adding it for dramatic effect.)

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