Is it Time to do Away With Daylight Savings Time?
Not this Sunday but next Sunday (03-14-21) is daylight savings time. We'll be springing forward an hour and losing another hour of sleep, oh' boy. The older I get the more I hate daylight savings time. It seems like it takes me a few days to re-adjust to the new time and to be completely honest, I hate having to run around the house and change all the clocks. Not to mention trying to remember how to re-set the time in the vehicles. So why are we still doing this after all these years? I know I'm not alone in hating this and I think most people would like to put a stop to this insanity. There really isn't any need for it and it definitely doesn't help anything. Several states including Oklahoma are trying to put an end to the practice of daylight savings time.
For the longest time I always wondered why and when this all started and if there was any real benefit to daylight savings time. I thought it was something done to help farmers and ranchers so they would have more sunlight. Now that may be partially true and it may even be an added bonus, but the primary reason behind daylight savings time is to conserve energy. The oldest US example or origin of daylight savings time can be traced all the way back to 1784 and Benjamin Franklin. He suggested it as a way to conserve candles and thought if people got up earlier and made use of sunlight, less candles would be burned. I guess he was right and from there it was used during WW1 to reduce coal usage then continued on to help conserve oil, natural gas and other fuels all the way up through today.
Is this still necessary? Most say no and maybe someday we'll pick a time and stick with it. States continue to debate this and attempt to find solutions or create legislation to end daylight savings time. But why not do it Nationwide? Well, there's an online petition to once and for all do away with daylight savings time. Click here to get all the details and if you'd like sign it. I for one will be signing, it's time that we stop doing this. Plus, if you visit the online petition it mentions several health risks and negative effects of daylight savings time. So what do you think, should we do away with daylight savings time? Take the survey and let us know:
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