Scot Faulkner Talks About ‘Naked Emperors’ Past and Present
Scot Faulkner joins host T. J. O’Hara on Deconstructed to discuss his experience as the first Chief Administrative Officer of the United States House of Representatives and how he views the transitioning nature of our Nation. He shares the inside story of just how corrupt the House was when he was called upon to “fix it” in 1995 and who erected barriers (and why) to limit the change in the second edition of his critically acclaimed bestseller, "Naked Emperors; The Failure of the Republican Revolution.”
Prior to serving as the House of Representatives’ first CAO, Mr. Faulkner held executive positions at the Federal Aviation Administration, the General Services Administration, and the Peace Corps as well as serving in the Presidential Transition and on the White House Staff for the Reagan Administration. His business-based reforms saved our country hundreds of millions of dollars and became a model for the operation of at least 44 national parliaments around the world. Mr. Faulkner’s accomplishments have been recognized with 26 management awards and four letters of commendation from the President of the United States. His approach was named one of the Top 100 Innovations in American Government by the Ford Foundation and Harvard University, and he personally was honored as an Outstanding Member of Congress by Americans for Tax Reform. In other words, his opinions are based on facts rather than speculation.
Scot and T. J. explore recent events and their impact on our Nation’s collective memory, free speech, and civic culture. Mr. Faulkner also discuss the “death of leadership” and the emergence of a new wave of “naked emperors” who favor money and power over the good of the people. He also shares his view on one of the elements that has shaken the current Administration and how it could have been avoided.
This is a fascinating and insightful segment that reveals just how bad Congress was… and how bad it remains. You will even learn what members of Congress laughingly referred to as “the last plantation” within its own walls. Brace yourself for a dose of reality and realize the ongoing efforts that are made to hide the truth from the general public.