We have a deep belief in people and promote ideas of human flourishing.
Top Priority is a collection of interactive, learning-oriented conversations on how the Stand Together Community engages with and advocates for solutions through the lens of our Community Vision: We transform society by breaking the internal and external barriers that prevent people from realizing their potential, enabling all people to improve their lives and find fulfillment by helping others do the same.
The Stand Together Community Vision is guided by four, mutually reinforcing principles: Equal Rights | Mutual Benefit | Openness | Self-Actualization
Explore the free and civil society through the lens of each of these four mutually reinforcing principles and stand together to help every person rise.
Top Priority is a production of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's Grassroots Leadership Academy, where we make Human Flourishing a top priority.
037 Top Priority Podcast | Grit: The Melony Armstrong Story
Melony Armstrong just wanted to braid hair. The state of Mississippi tried to stop her.
This is her story of fighting one barrier after another for more than ten years.
036 Top Priority Podcast | Marijuana Decriminalization in New Hampshire
The Americans for Prosperity team in New Hampshire worked to decriminalize marijuana in the Granite State. How did the Stand Together Vision guide them to that action? How does decriminalization break barriers?
Deputy State Director Ross Connelly explains what happened and the principles that guided their actions.
035 Top Priority Podcast | No-Knock Raids
What is the Stand Together Community's position on no-knock raids?
034 Top Priority | Understanding Stakeholder Capitalism
What is stakeholder capitalism and how does it relate to the Stand Together Community Vision. Russell Greene, Associate Director, Institution of Business at Stand Together, joins the podcast to explain the concept.
033 Top Priority | "Reclaiming the American Dream" with Evan Feinberg
This is a break from the normal format. In this episode, Evan Feinberg, Executive Director at Stand Together Foundation, talks about one of his favorite books, "Reclaiming the American Dream" by Richard Cornuelle. It's a great discussion on the role voluntary associations have played in America, and how they fit into a society of mutual benefit.
032 Top Priority | Does "Big Tech" need its own federal regulator?
"Big Tech" is the target of a lot of people right now, and some are calling for a federal regulator for the industry. Is that needed, or is there enough government right now to go around?
Neil Chilson, a senior research fellow for technology and innovation at the Charles Koch Institute, recently published a chapter in The Global Antitrust Institute Report on the Digital Economy, asking and answering the question, "Does Big Tech Need Its Own Regulator?"
Good in-depth conversation
Good conversations on various topics that are engaging. The host Duane does a great job of asking questions while keeping the conversation going.
Well Thought Out
Figured it was time to start getting more politically educated and a friend recommended this to me. There really really is something for everyone here as I don’t agree 100% with the commentators, but can easily follow the thought process getting there.
I was looking for a deep dive to understand the issues today, beyond the false choices in the media. Great podcast. I feel informed and empowered.