Certainly they appear completely, utterly unable to find things to do with their spare time.
This week, for example, they've gone to the polls - the referendum polls - to vote on a proposal to .. wait for it ... introduce a nationwide system of state-funded lawyers to represent animals in court.
Easy to see how a lawyer would be happy - neigh, delighted - to represent an animal in court. After all, guilty or innocent; fish, fowl or good red herring; it's all in a day's fees for those Legal Beagles.
And Switzerland already has some of the strictest animal welfare legislation in the world. Pigs, budgies, goldfish and other social animals cannot be kept alone; horses and cows must have regular exercise outside in summer and winter; and dog owners have to take training courses to learn how to care for their pets.
But 'state-funded'? What the fuck? Taxpayers should be covering Fido's legal costs?
Fortunately, the majority of the chocolate-munching gnomes have their heads screwed on correctly: the measure was rejected by around 70% of voters - and the government opposed the idea.
So, common sense prevails in the land of the multi-function penknife and the Nazi gold.
But hang a minute. The Swiss can have these referendums, can choose their own destiny, because they're not part of any other, larger super-state. Like, say, the bloody European Union.
How long, do you think, before very similar laws are inflicted upon us, via the Lisbon Treaty, from Brussels, without us getting any say-so at all?
Six months, tops.