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My name is Darius Hanson and I love freedom.

When I was an infant, I left a nation devastated by communism for the freest country in the world, the United States of America. This wonderful country offers freedom to all and alleviates people from any oppression they may have experienced because of their former country.

Seeing the blatant disregard for all the greatness this country has to offer become a popular belief  breaks my heart. Knowing that I was born in a communist Romanian regime, seeing American flags being burnt and socialism touted as a great liberation pains me. I know am very lucky to be in the situation I am currently in. But why can’t these people?

Only freedom would have allowed me to emigrate from Romania to settle in one of the richest counties in the United States. Freedom is the reason I graduated from one of the best high schools in the nation and currently attend a university that is ranked in the top 7% of all colleges in the United States. Only freedom would allow me to be elected as the president of my graduating class in college.

Freedom is God-given, and anybody who challenges the idea of freedom is an enemy of freedom itself. Dictators, socialism, and welfare hammocks are the enemy of free peoples. The wonderful gift of freedom that has been given to me is something I want everyone in the world to experience.

Because of the conviction I feel, and the faith that I have, I want to promote the idea and help others who don’t have freedom. I love serving people and I have been doing so since 2009. This past year is the first time I have had a title of “President” before my name, but to be honest, none of that really matters if I don’t make a difference. If I can give one person hope, or help one person accomplish their goals or realize their dreams, I have done a good job in my book.

We have all been given certain unalienable rights, and although those right can be challenged by the political machine on any day, they can never be taken. I want to change the establishment in Washington. I want to serve people, not make their lives harder. If I can listen to the everyday concerns of people, create solutions for them, and work with like-minded people, then positive changes can happen.

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Within 30 days of being elected Freshman Class President at Liberty University, everything I had run on had been addressed or was being addressed by my administration. I like to think of myself as someone who gets the job done, and the team of people I surround myself with may not agree with me on every issue, but we all have the common goal of serving the people.

If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I love people, and my purpose in life is to help others succeed by using the gifts and talents that I have been blessed with.

Right now, the world is looking to the most free nation in the world to help those who are less fortunate, and though not everybody speaks English, everyone understands the concept of slavery, whether it be to a person, government, or ideology.

The cries of those who are not free are heard in every language.

Freedom allows people to change their own condition, which is one of the most satisfying things this life can offer. If I am blessed with the opportunity to continue helping people realize their dreams and listen to their concerns, I will be honored to hold that position. But if I am not given that oppurtunity, I will serve people regardless. Not because I have to, but because I have the freedom to.

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About Darius J. Hanson (1 Article)
Freshman Class President at Liberty University. I love people.

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