We are approaching the time of year that I really dislike the most, and this is for a variety of reasons.
For one, I live in the South and we often get tornados. That means I’m finding myself in a storm shelter occasionally. It also means I have to start cutting the grass again and dealing with allergies. But none of these reasons are my biggest pet peeve.
The thing I really dislike about this time of year is Daylight Saving Time. I hate having to set our clocks ahead an hour. And here it is once again.
This weekend we’ll be setting our clocks ahead by one hour and disrupting everyone’s circadian rhythms once again.
Have you finally got your young kids going to bed at a decent hour? Forget it. That’s gone. Start all over again.
Personally, I enjoy the early darkness and late sunrise. I’m not somebody who’s usually out late anyway.
Honestly, I don’t see the purpose in us doing it anymore it’s an old tradition that no longer helps anyone in the way that it once did when it was started.
Finally, it looks like members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have been able to come together and put forward a piece of legislation known as the sunshine protection act. What this motion does is it calls for a permanent end to Daylight Saving Time just as many other states have already done themselves.
According to a press release by Senator Rubio, Florida already passed a measure in 2018 that would allow the state to keep Daylight Saving Time, however, a federal law is still needed in order for the Sunshine State to hold onto the change.
“The call to end the antiquated practice of clock changing is gaining momentum throughout the nation,” Rubio said. “Studies have shown many benefits of a year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is why the Florida legislature voted to make it permanent in 2018. I’m proud to reintroduce this bipartisan bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent, and give our nation’s families more stability throughout the year.”
Fifteen additional states have passed similar legislation, resolutions, or voter initiatives, including Arkansas, Alabama, California, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The press release adds that dozens more states are looking at it, as well.
I couldn’t be any more pleased with this proposal because as I said, it does more harm than it does good for me.