Once upon a time there was a Democratic Party that actually had centrists and what were humorously called “moderates.” If you’ve been under a rock for the past few years, you won’t have followed the projected planning of the new totalitarians running that show now.

Going all the way back to the Obama administration years — 2014 to be exact — the Democrats had been trying to cement into law ways to end-run the Constitution. They want to overturn all recent legal precedent related to political speech and finance to make permanent their lock on power in both the federal government and states. Back in 2014 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tried to accomplish this with an attempt to amend the Constitution to restrict political speech and campaign finance. This was termed S.J. Res 19 and thankfully then imploded because of its unconstitutional qualities.

Much of what the disingenuous Reid and his cohorts were trying to do then is being regurgitated now by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as the laughably named “For the People Act,” which is numerically titled H.R.1. This 444-page bill is the most egregious attempt yet to grasp for power by a political party in our nation’s existence. Hopefully it will die in the Senate.

This is 444 pages of mind-numbing bureaucratese all designed to the advantage of those holding the reins of power in Washington, D.C. It will give the government, never known for wasteful spending or ineptitude, total control over computerized automatic voter registration. It will be interconnected to every federal and state agency that anyone – eligible or not — interacts with at any time. What are the safeguards against voter registration fraud? An online signature is OK — that is it.

What about voter ID laws? They will be destroyed by this bill, which will allow anyone to vote without a photo ID by just signing a statement saying they claim to be who they are. Try to dispute that and you will be accused of a federal crime. Want to vote in a different district or precinct? No problem, voting officials cannot stop anyone from doing that, either.

But really, you cannot believe the stupidity and duplicitous aspects of this bill without reading some of it:

“d) Treatment Of Individuals Under 18 Years Of Age. — A State may not refuse to treat an individual as an eligible individual for purposes of this part on the grounds that the individual is less than 18 years of age at the time a contributing agency receives information with respect to the individual, so long as the individual is at least 16 years of age at such time.

“(j) Requirement For State To Register Applicants Providing Necessary Information To Show Eligibility To Vote. — For purposes meeting the requirement of subsection (a)(1) that an eligible applicant is registered to vote in an election for Federal office within the deadlines required under such subsection, the State shall consider an applicant to have provided a ‘valid voter registration form’' if—

“(1) the applicant has substantially completed the application form and attested to the statement required by section 9(b)(2); and

“(2) in the case of an applicant who registers to vote online in accordance with section 6A, the applicant provides a signature in accordance with subsection (c) of such section.”.

Get this through your head — this is enforcing the never-before-existed-law that a 16-year-old who registers online cannot be denied the “right to vote.” Bye-bye, Constitution … they are just writing everything they want into this bill in order to control the country.

H.R. 1 federalizes all aspects of voter registration and voting, usurping the authority of any state to implement its own rules regarding registration, early voting, absentee ballots or online voter registration. It will not result in more accurate voter rolls, but precisely the opposite. The automatic registration of voters based on state databases like DMV and welfare systems will cause chaos. Why? Because this bill also prohibits officials from using the U.S. Postal Service’s national change of address system to confirm or verify registrants through state programs to compare voter lists. It might as well be a how-to-scam-the-system tutorial.

Given the fact (as reported by the Washington Post back in 2015) that the Chinese government is believed to have hacked the personal information of “at least 22.1 million government employees,” no one should be accepting this bill’s premise as any sort of security for the electoral processes in America. The bill also cuts the number of Federal Election Commission members from six, which is an even split, to five, thereby allowing the party with three seats to pursue partisan political actions in a punitive way. That, for the uninformed, is a specialty of one party, the Democrats. See Lois Lerner/IRS, see Eric Holder/DOJ, and see Bill Clinton/ad nauseum.

Now look at the push in Maine to force the LD 418, the “National Popular Vote” compact on us. This bill got an “ought not to pass” recommendation from the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee the other day and has been forwarded to the Senate anyway. What a charade — this, too, is an attempted power grab by one party to rewrite the rules, believing that in this way that they cannot lose if they can get rid of the Electoral College system.

It is just an embarrassment for Maine to have politicians who want to negate Maine’s electoral college votes by allowing this unconstitutional “compact among states” to be enjoined. Many legal scholars have already weighed in on this “compact” and have concluded that it is unconstitutional by its very nature, since joiners would be specifically disadvantaging non-participants by confiscating the value of the other states' votes by way of collapsing the Electoral College.

There are many external threats to America, but none worse than the internal lust for power of the new version of totalitarians in the Democratic Party.