The system is broken. Washington is a mess. Career politicians are ruining America — from corrupt city councils to rampant abuse of power in Washington, District of Criminals. USTL President Philip Blumel, Executive Director Nick Tomboulides, and the rest of the team at U.S. Term Limits are fighting to take America back from special interests to restore a citizen government of, by, and FOR the people.
Join us weekly as we bring you the latest news from term limits activists across the country– targeting corruption in politics, and insight on the U.S. Constitution and the due process by which we intend to impose Term Limits on all members of Congress.
|Don’t Mess With Texas! – Episode 28 / Feb 18, 2019
Term Limits activist Zack Maxwell celebrates another victory in Texas as a frivolous lawsuit against his enacted term limits gets thrown out of court. Also, young Democrats entering Congress for the first time learn the hard way not to trust the deceitful old guard. Nick Tomboulides reports live from Salt Lake City and Paul Jacob ponders “Where did our love go?”…View transcript.
Music Credits : “Street Fightin’ Man” by the Rolling Stones, “People Have The Power” by Patti Smith, “Oi Oi Oi” by the Cockney Rejects, “Where Did Our Love Go?” by The Supremes
|Term Limits Wildfire – Episode 27 / Feb 11, 2019
Unexpected states begin jumping on the term limits bandwagon as the push to propose a constitutional amendment sweeps across the nation. Nick Tomboulides testifies in favor of term limits on the Florida school board as we approach the first ever National Term Limits day on February 27th, 2019. Also, former senator Jim Demint (R) of South Carolina and an alarming worldwide term limits trend from the watchdog group Freedom House (www.freedomhouse.org)…View transcript.
Music Credits : The Passenger” by Iggy Pop, “People Have The Power” by Patti Smith, “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by DeVo, “Swordfishtrombones” by Tom Waits
|Battleground: Chicago – Episode 26 / Feb 04, 2019
Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn (D) joins USTL President Philip Blumel on this edition of the No Uncertain Terms podcast to discuss the latest on mayoral term limits in Chicago. Also, Exec. Director Nick Tomboulides reports a historic number of states introducing term limits convention resolutions calling for congressional term limits, and Senator Ted Cruz (R) explains his passion on sponsoring the term limits amendment proposal…View transcript
*Listen to the full-length interview with former Governor Pat Quinn by clicking this link
Music Credits : “Sweet Home Chicago” as recorded by The Blues Brothers, “Bahia” by John Coltrane, “Chicago” as recorded by Frank Sinatra
|The Term Limits Train Keeps On a-Rollin’ – Episode 25 / Jan 28, 2019
Democratic presidential candidates have been lining up in droves to support term limits, as a growing number of senators and representatives co-sponsor the new amendment. Stacey gives a crash course on preparing for citizen activism for the upcoming Term Limits Day (Feb 27th). Phil leads an expose on the bombastic political career of Sheila Jackson Lee, and a clip of Nick’s appearance on the J.R. Hoeft Show. View transcript
Music Credits : “Train Kept a-Rollin‘” by The Yardbirds, “People Have The Power” by Patti Smith, “Ms. Jackson” by Outkast
|No Shutdown For Term Limits – Episode 24 / Jan. 21, 2019
While the government shutdown continues in DC, the term limits movement keeps on truckin’. Listen to USTL President Philip Blumel and Executive Director Nick Tomboulides unveil the plans for pressure and pledges towards passing term limits in key states during this year of 2019. Also, the corruption in Chicago continues as the FBI launches an investigation against devious politician Edward Burke. Have a lighthearted listen to the humorous USTL expose on this skullduggery… View transcript
Music Credits : “America The Beautiful” by D.O.A., “Incident On South Street” by the Lounge Lizards, “011 Losers Club” by D.O.A.
|Change Is In The Air – Episode 23 / Jan. 14, 2019
Phil and Nick discuss the mainstream media’s unexpected recognition of USTL’s Term Limits Amendment Bill as it moves through the proper steps towards legislation. Also, USTL President Philip Blumel interviews Article V champion and law professor, Robert G. Natelson (www.ArticleVinfocenter.com) |||| View transcript* Listen to the full-length interview with Robert Natelson by clicking this link
Music Credits : “Change” by Killing Joke, “I Don’t Care ‘Bout You” by Fear
|We’re Off To The Races! – 01.07.2019
Phil & Nick discuss HUGE news involving the official filing of the US Term Limits Constitutional Amendment in both the House and Senate, and the upcoming pressure they plan to get it passed. Beloved game show host Chuck Woolery stops by to drop a public service announcement, and Phil interviews Cliff Maloney, President for Young Americans for Liberty (www.yaliberty.org) View transcript
*** Listen to the full-length interview with Cliff Maloney by clicking this link
Music Credits : “Rock This Town” by the Stray Cats, “Nice & Sleazy” by The Stranglers
|Only In America? Hardly! – 12.31.2018
Nick Tomboulides and Philip Blumel discuss term limits on the world stage, concluding with a fine game of “Who Said It— American Politician or Foreign Dictatorship?” Stacey answers your most common questions and gives detailed advice on how You can help impose term limits on Congress, and a New York political assembly voices concern on fulfilling term limit demands by New York voters. Do they really mean it this time? Or is this just more bureaucratic hoopla? Stay tuned to our “No Uncertain Terms” podcast to find out..View transcript.
Music Credits : “Livin’ In America” written & performed by James Brown, “We Don’t Want You Forever” written & performed by Jim Guzior, “New York” by the Sex Pistols, “Jail Guitar Doors” by The Clash, “Limit Their Terms” by Rev. Rickta Scale
|A Big Year For Term Limits – 12.24.2018
Stacey, Nick, and Phil recount this year’s triumphs and tragedies in this 2018 end-of-the-year episode. Also, appearances by Mike Bell, Suzette Myers, and Seth Moulton View transcript.
Music Credits : “Swords Of A Thousand Men” written & performed by Tenpole Tudor, “I Think I Love You” written by The Partridge Family as performed by Ism, “This Year” written & performed by the Mountain Goats, “Telekon” written & performed by Gary Numan
|Let’s Make A Deal – 12.17.2018
USTL President Philip Blumel and Field Director Scott Tillman discuss the recent shift in term limits awareness in the House and the deal that the new wave of elected Democrats reached with presumed 78 year old leader Nancy Pelosi. Nick Tomboulides interviews Article V convention champion David Biddulph (co-founder of the Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force), there’s bigly triumph in Peru, and Texas activist Zack Maxwell reports on the vile attempt to overthrow the term limits decision in Arlington…View transcript.
Music Credits : “Stay Free” written by Strummer/Jones as performed by The Clash,”Betray” written and performed by Minor Threat, “Psycho Cop” written by Bill Bartell as performed by White Flag, “Texas” written & performed by Big Black
|Calling All Democrats! – 12.10.2018
How can you as a registered Democrat help push for House term limits? In this episode, Phil and Nick analyze the committee term limits discussion currently happening behind closed doors on Capitol Hill (more at www.TermLimits.com/SaveHouseTermLimits). Paul Jacob stops by with a new edition of Common Sense, an interview with liberty lobbyist John Hallman, and Stacey unveils statistical evidence proving voters prefer head-lice over Congress….View transcript.
Music Credits : This episode of the No Uncertain Terms podcast pays tribute to the recent passing of punk pioneer Peter Shelley and his band The Buzzcocks. “I Believe” “Something’s Gone Wrong Again” “Hollow Inside” & “Why Cant I Touch It?” all written by P. Shelley as performed by The Buzzcocks
|Promises, Promises – 12.03.2018
Executive Director Nick Tomboulides visits Washington DC for the 2018 American Legislative Exchange Council States & Nation Policy Summit and talks term limit progress with diligent State Representatives. Also, USTL raises a questionable eyebrow towards Donald Trump for his “promises made, promises kept” policy, and Bernie Shamders makes an earth-shattering cameo appearance on this edition of the No Uncertain Terms podcast…View transcript.
Music Credits : “Promises, Promises” written by Idol/James as performed by Generation X , “Politicians In My Eyes” written by B. Hackney as performed by Death
|Best of 2018 – Thanksgiving Edition – 11.26.2018
On this special holiday edition, we welcome our friends and supporters to reminisce with U.S. Term Limits bigwigs Philip Blumel & Nick Tomboulides as they replay some of the most memorable segments from the No Uncertain Terms podcast thus far…View transcript.
Music Credits : “Dear Friends” written by Freddie Mercury as performed by Queen, “Pac-Man Fever” written by Buckner & Garcia, “Inmates (We’re All Crazy)” written by Cooper/Taupin/Wagner as performed by Alice Cooper, “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” and “Have A Cigar” written by Roger Waters as performed by Pink Floyd
|Whither the Democrats? – 11.19.2018
Will the political shift in the House of Representatives affect term limits? USTL Executive Director Nick Tomboulides discusses the possibilities. Also, Stacey announces which date you elected as national Term Limits Day, midterm results for the Orange Jumpsuit Caucus (Duncan Hunter-CA, Chris Collins-NY, Bob Menendez-NJ), Paul Jacob’s Common Sense, and even an appearance by Beto O’Rourke with his band Foss…View transcript.
Music Credits : “How ‘Bout You?” written by Nielson/Zander/Radice as performed by Cheap Trick, “Time Has Come Today” written & performed by the Chambers Brothers, “Lola” written by Ray Davies as performed by Madness, “Armagideon Time” written by W. Williams as performed by The Clash
|We Told You So! (Election Recap) – 11.12.2018
Phil and Nick dissect last week’s mid-term elections, lauding the best-ever results of our pledge signers’ elections and also referenda across the country. The election underscored the importance of Ron Alban’s breakthrough “conflict of interest” amendment passed in Kettering, Ohio, in 2016. Alban tells us how citizens can protect their term limits initiatives from self-interested politicians. Zack Maxwell in Arlington TX appears on the podcast once again, adding the punchline to the story of the term limits initiative voters approved last week. Newly re-elected U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) delivers this week’s public service announcement on behalf of Congressional term limits. View transcript.
Music Credits : Triple-shot of 999 from their album “Concrete”..! “So Greedy“, “Obsessed“, and “Silent Anger” all written by Cash/Days as performed by 999
|Prediction: Landslide ! – 11.05.2018
At U.S. Term Limits, we are betting on a landslide this election season— FOR INCUMBENTS..! Listen to USTL President Philip Blumel and Executive Director Nick Tomboulides discuss the enormous task of overturning political offices, the money (and sometimes bribery) it takes to do so, and confronting the reality that it is indeed the Incumbent Party which is the strongest political party in the United States. Also, Stacey reads your letters and results from our Term Limits Day proposal, and term limits hero Paul Jacob reports that pigs can fly as a Chicago Daley supports term limits. View transcript.
Music Credits : “Elected” written & performed by The Alice Cooper Band, “Chicago Now” written by Mark E. Smith as performed by The Fall, “Philadelphia Freedom” written by John/Taupin as performed by Elton John, “Time Has Come Today” written & performed by the Chambers Brothers
|Term Limits Are Everywhere – 10.29.2018
Don’t believe it? Have a listen to Phil and Nick this week as they point out that all current news outrage headlines such as this week’s migrant “caravan” and the Khashoggi incident may in fact lead to the path of corruption and the abuse of a system run by lifetime politicians. View transcript.
Music Credits : “Gates Of Steel” written by Casale/Mothersbaugh/Schmidt/Smith as performed by Devo
|Happy Term Limits Day! – 10.23.2018
Would you like to see a national Term Limits holiday? And if so, what would be the best date for us to commemorate? Furthermore, what would we do to celebrate it…?? Join your host USTL President Philip Blumel and Executive Director Nick Tomboulides to discuss this as well as the benefits of Boston Cream Pie Day. We also check in with Jim Coxworth one last time as he travels along Route 66 to raise term limits awareness in the corrupt state of Illinois (illinoiscitizenuprising.com). Additionally, there’s bad news for the citizens in the state of Arkansas as the corrupt politicians hornswoggle the vote… View transcript.
Music Credits : “Private Idaho” written & performed by The B-52’s, “Know Your Rights” written by Strummer/Jones as performed by The Clash
|Fiscal Health – How Does Your State Rank? – 10.15.2018
It’s no surprise that of the 50 States of America, the most financially healthy states are the ones with the most Term Limits, while those that have no Term Limits remain at the bottom of the barrel (Illinois. Boo!) Regarding Illinois, we check in with Jim Coxworth (IllinoisCitizenUprising.com) who is currently on Day 2 of his March for Term Limits, walking 180 miles from Chicago to the steps of the State Capitol in Springfield. Also in the headlines is Nikki Haley who stepped down as UN Ambassador, citing herself as a believer in Term Limits, while the mainstream media goes nutso trying to figure out why anyone would willfully relinquish power. View transcript.
Music Credits : “For The Love Of Money” written by Gamble/Huff/Jackson as performed by The O’Jays, “I Walk The Line” written & performed by Johnny Cash, “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover” written & performed by Paul Simon
|The March For Term Limits – 10.8.2018
Exclusive interview with Illinois citizen activist Jim Coxworth who will be live-broadcasting his 187 mile march for Term Limits against the corrupt state of Illinois. More info at www.illinoiscitizenuprising.com || Also a discussion on the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings and how the circus of events supports the argument for term limits on members of congress
Music Credits : “Evacuate” written by Nic Austin as performed by Chelsea, “Know Your Rights” written by Strummer/Jones as performed by The Clash, “Have A Cigar” written by Roger Waters as performed by Pink Floyd
|Obama v Trump. Where do they stand on term limits? – 10.01.2018
In this week’s podcast, the USTL staff discuss the 12 vs 6 year term limit debate, we pit Trump against Obama on term limits, discuss why the President has term limits yet Congress does not, and the progress the term limits movement has made to unify the nation’s diverse political parties.
Music Credits : “We Need More Power” written & performed by Geza X, “Life During Wartime” written by David Byrne as performed by The Talking Heads
|The Empire Strikes Back – 09.24.2018
Term limits setbacks in the states of Florida and Illinois are addressed in this week’s podcast, as well as an exposé on New York representative Chris Collins’ insider trading arrest, infamous lobbyist Jack Abramoff confesses his evil ways, and USTL Executive Director Nick Tomboulides asks the question, “Is there dementia in an aging Congress?” READ MORE >>
Music Credits : “The Rockford Files (Theme Song)” written by Post/Gregory/Carpenter as performed by The John Gregory Orchestra, “Know Your Rights” written by Strummer/Jones as performed by The Clash, “Inmates (We’re All Crazy)” written by Cooper/Taupin/Wagner as performed by Alice Cooper
|Term Limits Empower Women – 09.17.2018
This week, the US Term Limits staff discusses the effect Term Limits has with female participants and also how having Term limits on the ballot increases voter turnout. Digital Director Stacey Selleck delivers an educational piece on Article V of the Constitution, and USTL President Philip Blumel calls Term Limits activist Zack Maxwell for a rundown of his recent success with enabling Term Limits in Arlington, Texas. READ MORE >>
Music Credits : “People Have The Power” written by Patti Smith & Fred “Sonic” Smith as performed by Patti Smith, “Pigs (Three Different Ones)” written by Roger Waters as performed by Pink Floyd, “Back On The Chain Gang” written by Chrissie Hynde as performed by The Pretenders
|Here Comes The SCOTUS Judge – 09.10.2018
Will new Supreme Court Justice be the swing vote on term limits? Incumbent advantage and interview with Scott Murphy, author of “The Term Limit Revolution.” READ MORE >>
Music Credits : “Hands All Over” written by Chris Cornell as performed by Soundgarden, “Stupid Marriage” written & performed by The Specials, “Conned Again” written by Steve Jones & Paul Cook as performed by The Professionals
The “No Uncertain Terms” podcast is produced by Duke Decter for U.S. Term Limits
Executive Producer Philip Blumel (President, U.S. Term Limits)