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19 September 2011

Away with the Cross: Secondos is for a new Swiss flag

Swiss_Flag-224x300.jpgThe Swiss cross should be abolished. The demands of the immigrant second generation immigrants Plus Association. ”The Swiss flag is no longer today’s multicultural Switzerland,” says Petrusic.

The cross had a Christian background. The Christian origin of Switzerland, it is true indeed respected, “but it is also a separation between religion and state to make,” asks the Executive Member of secondos Plus. ”Apart from that we have today a great religious and cultural diversity in Switzerland.”

It needs new symbols, which could also identify with everyone, even non-Christians. As a new national flag might offer the former flag of the Helvetic Republic. This was officially introduced in 1799 and consisted of the colors quergesteift green, red, yellow.

It has similarities with the current flags of Ghana and Bolivia.”The colors were red and yellow for the original cantons of Schwyz and Uri and the green revolution,” says Petrusic.Furthermore, all aliens were at that time from 20 Year of age had the right to vote. ”The Helvetic flag stands for a progressive and open-minded Switzerland.”




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