|Text on Button||I BELIEVE IN STATEHOOD, COUNTRYHOOD, CITYHOOD AND NEIGHBORHOOD!|
Illustration of the Peanuts character Linus holding a blanket with a text bubble above him with black text on a yellow background
|Curl Text||Reg US Pat Off All Rights Reserved copyright 1966 United Feature Inc SIMON SIMPLE ORIG. ORANGE, N.J.|
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The comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz (1922 – 2000), was published in newspapers from 1950 to 2000. The comic often addressed cultural, political or social themes. The scene shown on this button appeared in a strip that was first published on May 2, 1964. In the strip, Linus claims he is “very patriotic” and goes on to list what he believes in. The character of Linus, considered to be the philosopher among his group of friends, first appeared in the comic strip on September 19, 1952. He was often shown with his blanket, as seen on this button.