Switzerland’s Magna Carta, 1291
The Bundesbrief, one of Switzerland’s oldest government documents: an inspiration for freedom and democracy.
Letter from the International Bundesbrief Society President
Dear Friend, I am writing to invite you to become a member of the highly regarded International Bundesbrief Society. Your background complements those of our mission of fostering constitutional democracy worldwide. You may know the Bundesbrief of A.D. 1291 (sister of the Magna Carta of A.D. 1215) as the founding document for the nascent Swiss nation and today it is a beacon of light to countries worldwide who seek liberty.
The priceless 715-year-old Bundesbrief document left Switzerland for the first time on June 10, 2006, and was displayed at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia—birth city of the United States—and triggered the founding of our International Bundesbrief Society. Honorary members of our International Bundesbrief Society include Joseph Deiss, President of the United Nations General Assembly 2011, Faith Whittlesy, former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland, Arnold Koller, former Swiss Federal Councillor and “father of the modern Swiss Constitution,” the Honorable James Gerlach and Joseph Pitts, members the U.S. House of Representatives, Swiss Senator Filippo Lombardi from Ticino, and Representative Thomas Aeschi, Nationalrat, Canton Zug.
Billions of people around the world yearn for the freedoms we all enjoy in countries like Switzerland, the United States, Great Britain, Canada and the other great constitutional democracies. Yet, strive as they may, a mountain of barriers exist; barriers built by time and tyranny. However, we can help break these barriers by showing the way to constitutional democracy with the Bundesbrief as the messenger. Join our International Bundesbrief Society and pledge support for our worldwide mission of freedom, liberty, education, democracy, ethics, federalism, rule-of-law and fair dealing.
As background, I am a dual U.S. and Swiss citizen and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Public and Urban Policy in 1981 and a life member of our local New Helvetic Society. My relationship with family in Switzerland and America have inspired me to share with the world our unique and powerful democratic heritage. Your membership would accelerate a rapidly growing local, national and international membership drive for patriots and law-abiding people with an affinity for Swiss-style democracy.
I refer you to our evolving website: www.Bundesbrief.org
In closing, let me say how pleased I would be to bring your name forward to the membership committee. Become a Democracy Ambassador! To join, simply indicate your membership level of interest and provide your contact details; we will welcome you with open arms!
Jim Scherrer, President and Founder
International Bundesbrief Society
120 Arrandale Boulevard
Exton, PA 19341, USA