have an obligation

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By recognizing and confirming that the locus of mental retardation is in the community as well as in individuals, the new paradigm implies that society should share responsibilities for, or have an obligation of, solving the unemployment problem among people with mental retardation.
Do you believe that as a professional insurance producer you have an obligation to advocate for your clients--to "go to the wall" if it appears that the element of good faith dealing or the "promise to pay" is not being honored?
As well as having an obligation to students, I have an obligation to ensure that our institutions are well funded and can compete on the world stage .
At the same time, we all have an obligation not to let the differences between us become obstacles to love.
Even if the purchaser did have an obligation to sell its cooperative apartment at any cost, that obligation would not run to the seller but would run to the bank.
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