My name is Robert Van de Water and I recently finished a blog where I was publishing the reasons why I am a born again Christian and my thoughts on the questions that many have concerning the faith.  If you are interested in that topic, see A Thoughtful Christian.  Though I have decided not to blog nearly so much, I did want to continue to share my occasional thoughts on politics and decided to move my political posts from my previous blog here and post new comments as issues come up.   Though I was born and raised in a very democratic family and voted for one of the most leftist tickets in U.S. history (Feinstein/Boxer/Clinton), I have become a lot more conservative as I have grown older and I am conservative politically.