Can we rid our country of this ancient artifact known as Daylight Saving Time?
Florida certainly doesn’t need it any more than Arizona! Both are located far south in the country and are far west in their respective time zones. This proposal is to, in effect, change Florida to Atlantic Standard Time and putting it in sync with Nova Scotia and Puerto Rico, both of which are far east of Florida. FL would be an hour ahead of Atlanta, Washington, D.C., NYC and the rest of the east coast during the winter months. This is utterly ridiculous!!
The legislation passed recently in Florida is a sop for special interests which started out as a bill to do in Florida what was done in Arizona. Instead, it moves us to Atlantic Standard Time. Florida would be a “time island” in the winter months. Georgia and the Bahamas would be on Standard time while FL would be an hour ahead.
Enough of this absurdity, and enough of this twice yearly fooling with the clocks! Abolish DST and go to Standard Time - ALL the time!