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Let Daylight Saving Time Die Already
Reason ^ | November 2, 2018 | Zuri Davis

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Government; History; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Science; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: daylightsavingtime; standardtime; timechange; transportation
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I would prefer a compromise in which all clocks are set forward 1/2 hour next spring and then kept there permanently, by act of Congress, excluding states that want Daylight Saving Time or Standard Time instead. I love DST, but others love ST.
1 posted on 11/04/2018 10:14:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, besides, that extra hour of sunlight contributes to global warming..


2 posted on 11/04/2018 10:27:02 PM PST by neverevergiveup
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


3 posted on 11/04/2018 10:28:01 PM PST by looois
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Twice a year we get these same articles, year after year.


4 posted on 11/04/2018 10:31:24 PM PST by Trump20162020
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To: neverevergiveup

lol


5 posted on 11/04/2018 10:31:29 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Trump20162020

[Twice a year we get these same articles, year after year.]

But today, an hour earlier!!


6 posted on 11/04/2018 10:37:18 PM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Just set the date for moving the clocks forward and backward to be Dec30th and Jan 2nd.

DONE!


7 posted on 11/04/2018 10:59:19 PM PST by GraceG ("If I post an AWESOME MEME, STEAL IT! JUST RE-POST IT IN TWO PLACES PLEASE")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We don’t need DST. Days get longer in the summer naturally.


8 posted on 11/04/2018 11:02:32 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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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.


9 posted on 11/04/2018 11:07:16 PM PST by PrairieLady2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


10 posted on 11/04/2018 11:10:41 PM PST by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I say that too! Its too hard on my old bones and my pets get confused about feeding times!


11 posted on 11/04/2018 11:17:14 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


12 posted on 11/04/2018 11:17:50 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith......)
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13 posted on 11/04/2018 11:26:59 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Agreed........


14 posted on 11/04/2018 11:28:41 PM PST by Osage Orange (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I hardly think it’s “oppressive”.

Reason drama queens.


15 posted on 11/04/2018 11:42:07 PM PST by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: PrairieLady2

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.


16 posted on 11/04/2018 11:49:16 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Amen

Remember when Indiana was a holdout.


17 posted on 11/04/2018 11:50:28 PM PST by wardaddy (I don’t care that you’re not a racist......when the shooting starts it won’t matter what you were)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

DST is a menace to health, bane of winter existance. It needs to stop already.


18 posted on 11/04/2018 11:53:49 PM PST by GreatRoad
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

i like Daylight Savings Time.


19 posted on 11/05/2018 12:06:15 AM PST by Lopeover (POTUS needs Republicans, the Midterm Election is about allegiance to the America First agenda!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

L8r


20 posted on 11/05/2018 12:09:27 AM PST by preacher ( Journalism no longer reports news, they use news to shape our society.)
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