by Trey Coleman I write this post with trepidation… keep reading and you will understand why. I did not vote for Obama in his first or second term. Now don’t get me wrong, as a black man I was very proud that he won the election, but I’m a realist and I know that him winning meant more government spending and more folks depending on government. The man who raised me and molded me into the man I am today, was fascinated with President Ronald Reagan – and his enthusiasm intrigued me. Ronald Reagan advocated reducing rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. My granddad’s favorite quote was “cut spending like Ronald Reagan”. My granddad always had a “do for self” attitude. He never wanted us sitting around waiting for a handout. He encouraged us to make our own way as long as it was legit. Republicans believe in formal equality for whites. They believe that every white person should be treated equally under the law and treated equally by government. They believe in equal pay for equal work and civil and political rights. At the same time, the Democrats would have you believe that government should create substantial rather than just formal equality such as affirmative action and cultural rights. I believe in capitalism and small government. I also believe in an equal playing field. I’m not looking for a hand out. Keep your hand out and give me the same opportunity that you have. I don’t believe Lincoln freed the slaves contrary to what some would have us believe. Slavery was “big business” so why in the h**l would southern whites want to abolish it? (I will write a blog on that at a later time.) Now some would argue that most Republicans are racist – no debate from me. I would say judging by their actions toward minorities, it may suggest that some are. I wouldn’t say all Republicans are racist just like all whites are not racist because if that were true Obama would not be President. Trust me, it took some good white folks for us to have a Black President and that can’t be discredited. Although I agree with certain values of the Republican party, at the same time, I do feel some of our values cross the line and in my opinion are a bit warped. Who are we to decide what’s right for a human being? I feel that our stance on gay marriage, abortion, women and religion are over the top. I also think we need to stay out of individuals bedrooms and focus on moving the country forward to a more perfect union. I feel minorities should stop giving their votes to a party who doesn’t have an agenda for them. The democrats know they have your vote and yet they give you nothing. Don’t blame them though because you’re giving it to them with no demands. Why do you give your votes away and don’t demand anything? Minorities have no agenda and no real leaders but we have tons of ambulance chasers. You know, the kind of people that only want to get involve when the cameras are rolling. Why don’t we march in neighborhoods where black on black crime is high and demand that people give up the shooters and drug dealers? We can’t blame whites for every situation we have. Some, if not all, is our own doing. Now don’t get me wrong, white folks are to blame for the psychological condition some of us are in (I will get more in depth in a later post). You promised to give us 40 acres and a mule, where is it? I’m a republican because I agree with reducing rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. That’s Reaganomics. My name is Trey Coleman Author for TreysTruth.com . I’m blogging to give some insight on politics, music and entertainment. I believe in a capitalistic society and the separation of church and state. I am a Republican but there are a few things about my party I don’t agree with and that will be discussed on future blogs. I encourage all to read and respond whether good or bad.