I thought it would be fun to pigeon hole the presidential candidates into their respective Dungeons & Dragons alignment. I recognize that these aren’t going to be perfect, but it’s one of those things that are fun to game out. All references to alignments can be found on Wikipedia.
Hillary Clinton is by far the most difficult of those running for president to pin an alignment unto. Mostly, this is because the body of works around her spans decades, some of it true, most of it rumors and innuendo spread by the same machine that gave us Donald Trump. It’s kind of fitting that Hillary is literally facing the human embodiment of the smear machine that has been revved up against her ever since she first tried to bring some form of universal healthcare to the United States back when Bill was president. So, with a whole bunch of caveats and qualms, I declare Hillary Clinton to be Neutral Good:
A neutral good character typically acts altruistically, without regard for or against lawful precepts such as rules or tradition. A neutral good character has no problems with cooperating with lawful officials, but does not feel beholden to them. In the event that doing the right thing requires the bending or breaking of rules, they do not suffer the same inner conflict that a lawful good character would.
Calling her Neutral is a fairly easy call. Mostly because she is definitely not Chaotic or Lawful. She is way too organized and resourceful to be Chaotic as proven by her running very effectively and successfully for public office. And she certainly has, shall we say, malleable relationship with the law as evidenced by the email scandal. And before you go all “We don’t want no lawbreaker in the Oval Office!”, remember, you also have a malleable relationship with the law. All of you, on a daily basis, break laws that would result in fines and possible court dates. A majority of you, on a weekly basis, break laws that would get you thrown in jail. The only difference between you and Hillary is she faces a litany of laws as a person in power that you will never even know exist. Argue all you want that the laws she breaks are “more important”, but she is much more qualified to determine which laws are important and which are not. And if James Comey, the Republican Director of the Federal Bureau of Intelligence is not willing to recommend charges against Hillary for breaking laws as a result of trying to make her life a little easier, you should trust that he knows what he’s talking about as well. If you think that the Clintons “got to him”, you may be suffering from CDS, Clinton Derangement Syndrome, a condition that leads to belief in wild conspiracy theories and watching of Fox News.
Unless you’re Jimmy Carter, calling anyone Good is a stretch and Hillary Clinton is no exception. I think her body of work leans more towards Good than not, though. She left the Republican Party because of the veiled racism she saw back when Nixon was running for president ( And so much has changed. *sarcasm*). She did volunteer work for the Children’s Defense Fund and continued to do work for children throughout her law and political career, culminating with the passing of the State Children’s Health Insurance bill after the failure of an all inclusive health insurance plan. She’s served on multiple charitable boards and a few corporate boards as well, including Wal-Mart, where she successfully fought to make Wal-Mart more environmentally friendly. She has fought relentlessly for women’s rights both in the United States where she’s helped formed rape hotlines, helped establish the Office of Violence Against Women in the Department of Justice, and helped enact all sorts of laws regarding foster care and adoption, as well as abroad where she has spoken many times about the plight of women around the world. And these are just a few of her many accomplishments.
All of the above is why I think Neutral Good is a fair enough assessment. Out of all the assessments, I would certainly consider this my weakest argument. But like I said, when you’re dealing with someone who has been in the public eye as long and accomplished as much as Hillary Clinton, the whole Alignment system kind of falls apart. One thing I can say for certain, if you can read about her and hear from the people who have worked for her and come to the conclusion that she does not have what it takes to be President of the United States, you live in an alternate reality. Disagree with her politics. Disagree with her way of getting things done. Fine. But she is as ready for this job as any human being can be. Fact.