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Romney does 'pick and choose'

AGAIN Eric Fehrnstrom has defended Governor Romney's overreaching interpretation of the 1913 law banning out of state couples from marrying here with his refrain that "The governor cannot pick and choose which laws to enforce" ("Senate votes to end 1913 law," Page A1, May 20). It's time someone called Fehrnstrom on this spurious argument. The fact is, the governor chooses which laws to enforce every day. Massachusetts has a panoply of so-called "blue laws" that have never been enforced in modern times by a Massachusetts governor. These include the law requiring citizens to get written permission from their doctor before taking a bath. The next time Fehrnstrom uses this argument someone should ask if Romney intends to begin enforcing the blue laws as well?
JONATHAN ROTENBERG
Boston
 

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