Ron Paul in US Elections 2004/2008/2012/2016 Posted May 15, 2007 · Report reply Hillary Clinton is a socialist. She recently gave a speech where she talked about what she was going to do with the profits of oil companies, and it seemed not to even cross her mind to ask the question if she had the right to. She's also the one who tried to shove socialized medicine down our throats circa 1994. She's also exceedingly dishonest and very close minded, not that that's unusual among democrats, and you know she buys into all of the environmental pabulum, given she's a democrat. Regarding Ron Paul, he was my representative when I lived in Texas. He even came to my door campaigning. In terms of making the government smaller, and increasing freedoms generally he has been good, probably the best in Congress. In terms of self-defense, he's been atrocious. IIRC, he may have been "pro-life". I believe he’s honest and a man of conviction, but fundamentally wrong on self-defense, which is a major weakness. Weak on personal self-defense? LOL He is ranked highest by groups such as the NRA and GOA on gun ownership and freedom of firearms issues. He is the most vorocious defender of the Second Ammendment in Congress. He consistently calls for the abolition of all gun control laws, and consistently defends a citizen's right to carry and own firearms. He may be anti-war, but he is not anti-self defense - at least not on an individual or domestic societal level.