Skip to comments.Let Daylight Saving Time Die Already
Posted on 11/04/2018 10:14:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Everyone not named Franklin D. Roosevelt hates Daylight Saving Time. The constant back and forth is confusing, especially for those who have an early Sunday morning commitment. The Standard Time Act of 1918 gave the federal government power to oversee national time zones. That power was extended with the passage of the Uniform Time Act of 1966, which allows the Department of Transportation (DOT) to set Daylight Saving Time for the entire country. Why DOT? Because "time standards are important for many modes of transportation," or something like that. Despite decades of observance, however, more and more Americans are rebelling against the pointless concept.
Arizona, Hawaii, and territories like American Samoa and Puerto Rico have broken free of oppressive time changes. If a state wishes to follow suit, including those who choose to keep their state in the Daylight Saving Time zone year-round, it must seek approval from DOT.
In March, Florida signed off on the appropriately named Sunshine Protection Act. But thanks to the federal government, residents must wait on Congress to change federal law in their favor. They, too, will begrudgingly observe the time change this year.
Californians hoping to ditch the practice are planning to vote yes on Proposition 7, yet must similarly wait for congressional approval. Massachusetts is also considering a change to its laws, with more states following suit. The federal government still reserves the ability to deny a state's request.
As more states begin to rebel against changing their clocks twice a year, an important question remains: Why do we still do this inane practice?
The century-old justifications related to farming, war, and light bulb conservation no longer apply in the modern world. We do this simply because we've always done it, except, of course, we haven't always done it. In the case of Massachusetts, actual harm results from the practice. As you wind your clock back this weekend, and then find yourself gassed earlier than you should be come Monday afternoon, blame Washington, D.C.
Well, besides, that extra hour of sunlight contributes to global warming..
My solution. During day, add 13 o’clock to afternoon. Adding one hour of daylight at nightfall. At 13:59, clock goes to 1:00 pm. Then, at 10:59 pm, clock goes to 1:00 o’clock am. Still 24 hour day. More daylight. I hate this darkness coming at 5 pm. Not enough daylight to milk cows, slop hogs, and gather eggs from the hen house.
Twice a year we get these same articles, year after year.
[Twice a year we get these same articles, year after year.]
But today, an hour earlier!!
Just set the date for moving the clocks forward and backward to be Dec30th and Jan 2nd.
We don’t need DST. Days get longer in the summer naturally.
I hate standard time. I’d like to see DST year round. I don’t like it to get dark at 3:50 in northern states, and 5:00 in southern states.
My dog never appreciated Daylight Savings Time. Either the time change would mean that he would be sound asleep when mom got home and would have have to snap to attention to attempt to greet her properly (usually by decking her). Or, he would have to wait an extra hour until she FINALLY got around to showing up. In both cases, the mutt was damn pissed about the time change.
I say that too! Its too hard on my old bones and my pets get confused about feeding times!
I’m with you on that.
Splitting the difference would be the perfect solution.
I like the long days and late evenings in the summer and don’t want the sun to set too early so would rather have it either split the difference, or worst case, set it to DST and leave it THERE instead of Standard time.
I hardly think it’s “oppressive”.
Reason drama queens.
But that’s only in the winter. However, I do understand. A lot of people like more light at the end of the day. I prefer more light at the beginning, especially when it comes to children walking to school or to their bus stops in the morning.
Remember when Indiana was a holdout.
DST is a menace to health, bane of winter existance. It needs to stop already.
i like Daylight Savings Time.
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