The Treasonous Reason Why 'Common Sense' Was Printed Like Mad Libs

Common Sense sparked the American Revolution and inspired the writing of the Declaration of Independence. The importance of Thomas Paine's seminal work cannot be overstated. On this installment of Vault, Glenn visits with historian David Barton of WallBuilders as they examine early copies of Common Sense, as well as a handwritten document penned by Paine.

Watch the video for a sneak peek and answers to these enlightening questions:

• Which handwritten manuscript by Thomas Paine involved eight Founding Fathers?

• Which Founding Father was an actual father figure to Thomas Paine?

• Why did the printer of Common Sense intentionally leave out certain words?

Watch the full episode on-demand at TheBlaze TV.


WATCH: This is the Maybach Ultimate Luxury SUV (2020)

Mercedes-Benz is presenting the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. The design of the crossover, based on an exclusive high-end saloon and an SUV, follows the philosophy of Sensual Purity.

The show car combines the comfort and typical strengths of both body styles. These include the raised seating position and the athletic looks. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury is conceived as an electric car. Thanks to its four compact permanent-magnet synchronous motors, it offers fully variable all-wheel drive. The output from the powertrain is 550 kW (750 horsepower). The flat underfloor battery has a usable capacity of around 80 kWh, producing an NEDC range of over 500 kilometres (according to EPA: over 200 miles). The top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h (155mph).

The fast-charging function is also convenient: thanks to DC charging based on the CCS standard, the system allows a charging capacity of up to 350 kW. In just five minutes, enough power can be charged to achieve an additional range of around 100 kilometres (62 miles).