Thomas Paine explains to Ben Franklin, James, Sarah, and Moses his new publication, Common Sense, one of the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution. Paine explains that, in the pamphlet, he explains the American Revolution in a simple manner for the ordinary person and makes the case for total independence from Britain. Paine states that he hopes to change public opinion about remaining loyal to the King of England.
V takes over the national television stations and broadcasts his message to the public that there is a need for a revolution. He highlights the cruelty and injustice in the country, the robbing of the public's common sense, and the government's ask for the public's silent obedience in exchange for peace and security.