On November 28 an electoral decision of great importance will take place in Switzerland. More than a million Swiss citizens will vote for or against the prohibition of Freemasonry in Switzerland.
In 1934, 57,000 citizens of all classes expressed their desire, by signature, to see this vote take place. Until the present the hidden power of the Freemasons has suece.ssfully resisted this movement towards finding the opinion of the people.
In both Parliament houses (the National Council and the Council of States) the antiMasonic motion has been defeated by an overwhelming majority. However, it was hardly to be expected that many deputies would show a courageous individualism at a public voting.
In the secret ballot, the people will be able to give their sincere opinion, and it is presumed that they will pay little attention to the orders or advice of the political parties, all of which, with the exception of the Catholic Conservasives are in favour of the Freemasons.
For several years the two great movements of National regeneration—the Union Nationale in French Switzerland, founded and directed by Georges Oltramare, and the National Front in German Switzerland, led by Rolf Henne—have unceasingly attacked Freemasonry.
Their monetary resources as compared with those of their opponents are infinitesimal. Therefore, in this most important ballot, where most of the Press and most of the politicians are supporting the Freemasons, they are in need of every help possible. Any contribution to their funds would be most gratefully welcomed. Their address is: Action Nationale (Chief Editor: Paul Bonny), Case Rive 178, Geneva, Switzerland.