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WILLIAMS: Exercise your right; discharge your duty | Local News
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WILLIAMS: Exercise your right; discharge your duty | Local News

"This is your duty, son,” my father told me on my 18th birthday as he drove me to the county election board office to register to vote.As a teenager, I understood civics (thank you, Mr. Nunn) by learning from wonderful teachers who made the process fun. As students of civics, we studied the form, function, and limitations of our federal and state governments.Why is this important in a column about investing? A valid question. The answer is also very appropriate – without a proper understanding of government and its role in our economy, one cannot understand our financial markets and other economic factors. By studying government and participating in the pro...