Edit: the poll on the paper website shows that ninety two percent are against this proposal.
The Swiss Cross should be abolished. This is being demanded by the Immigrant Association Secondos Plus. "The Swiss Flag has nothing to do with today's, multicultural Switzerland any more." Do you understand?
The Swiss Cross should be abolished. This is being demanded by the Immigrant Association Secondos Plus. "The Swiss Flag has nothing to do with today's, multicultural Switzerland any more," said Petrusic its representative.
The Cross has a Christian back ground. The Christian origins of Switzerland validates that it is respected, "only the separation of Church and State is also valid with regard to this flag", insisted a representative of Secondos Plus. "It is a given, therefore, that we have great religious and cultural diversity in Switzerland."
A new symbol is needed, with which everyone can identify with and not just Christians. As a new flag the former flag of the Helvetian Republic would work. This was officially introduced in 1799 and consisted of the colors of green, red and yellow and horizontally striped.
It had a resemblance to the current flag of Ghana and Bolivia. "The color of red and yellow stand for the original Cantons of Schwyz, Uri and Green for the Revolution", says Petrusic. In addition, all foreigners would have the ability to vote from as soon as they reach their 20th year. "The Helvetian Flag stands for a progressive Switzerland that's open to the world."
In the beginning of October Secondos Plus is planing an action, in order to launch a flag debate. "This is completely unacceptable", said the Aargauer SVP- National representative Sylvia Flückiger to the proposals of Secondos. "There is nothing that should disturb us about the Swiss flag. As their next move, they will have to get past our Federal Constitution." Socialist Party National representative Margret Kiener Nellen: "I would leave the Swiss flag like it is." She otherwise would like to engage this in a different way, "that all people will be treated with worth and the same rights."
Original, at Aargauer...