Two Enemies of the People – Teaching Kids the Enemy Concept


Thomas Jefferson spoke this reality of his day being part of the group of men who signed the Constitution of the United States of America.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”

– Thomas Jefferson


Thanks to Truth & Action for this great image.

This is a good place to start helping your children understand the grave dangers of these two enemies and how they play out their roles in society.

Have your kids make a list of “enemies” they comprehend and begin your conversation about the United States Constitution and Amendments to help them better understand this saying of Thomas Jefferson.

  • Why did Jefferson say it?
  • What did Jefferson mean by what he said?
  • Define justice “for all”.

Here’s one clue as to what motivates both type enemies…..


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