Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), who serves as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, participated in a May Day parade in Minnesota last Friday and wearing a T-shirt that calls for the abolition of national borders. Ellison, one of two Muslims in the House of Representatives, sported a black T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Yo no creo en fronteras.”

Translated from Spanish, the word means “I don’t believe in borders.”

Back in March during a Minneapolis panel discussion, Ellison said he supports a proposal for the federal government to pay a salary to persons whose jobs have been eliminated by technological advancements. "I personally do think that the universal basic income — it has a lot of merit," Ellison said during a panel discussion in Minneapolis. "As people are displaced, the truth is there's still plenty of stuff for people to do. I don't think that universal basic income means people sit around. I think it means they do other things that are necessary, like extra folks in the classroom to help out the teacher."

Earlier, he said he supports a "maximum wage." He said in February, "If you were to say, ‘Look, if you make more than 20 times more than the people who actually make the products and do the services of your company,’ then we’re going to tax you more."

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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