I’ve had the great pleasure to get to know Dan Ameduri, founder of Future Money Trends, over the past several years. While the two of us originally got to know one another through the world of precious metals investing, what I have valued and appreciated most about him is his intellectual flexibility to remain open to new ideas and possibilities for the future.
Many of the topics I discuss on the site take on a particular importance if you have a family. Since I do not yet have children, I thought it would be wise to reach out to Dan Ameduri, a dedicated father, in order to get his unique perspective on important cultural and economic issues. Fortunately for me, he agreed to be a part of Liberty Blitzkrieg’s new Contributors section.
I’ve always been impressed by Dan’s video creation skills, but I have recently discovered he is a very good writer as well. So without further ado, here is his inaugural piece…
The Dissident Dad – Explaining Ferguson, Missouri to Your Children:
One of the toughest questions my 4 year old son has asked me to date is, ‘Are the police good guys or bad guys?’
After depriving him of all TV for the first 2 years of his life, occasionally him and I will sit down on the couch and look for YouTube clips of my favorite super-hero movie scenes. I’ll never forget my son’s face and reaction while watching a scene from the ‘Dark Knight Rises’ where Batman, played by Christian Bale, is being chased on his motorcycle by literally hundreds of police cars. My son turned to me and said, ‘but I thought Batman was a good guy. Daddy, are the police good guys or bad guys?’
Since day one I have taught my children that the government is not our friend; it doesn’t mean government is our enemy, but I have raised them to not have a default trust in any government or its representatives, including the police.
This post was published at Liberty Blitzkrieg on Sep 18, 2014.