This crazy form of self-torture with ‘spring forward, fall back’ was not always a thing. Our forefathers did not fight to break from British rule to have the freedom to change the clock. It is your right to resist returning to standard time with the passion of Shakespearian proportions.

Why Did Daylight Saving Time Begin?

A history lesson may be in order. Benjamin Franklin suggested getting out of bed earlier to save on lamp oil and candles as a joke, and Congress said, “Dude, that sounds awesome! Let’s do it.” And here we are.

During World War I many countries picked up on the idea of setting clocks ahead to use less power and fuel in support of the war effort. After the war, time moved back to standard. World War II brought back ‘War Time” and was used through 1945. In 1966, the official yearly time change began with the Uniform Time Act.

Does the Entire United States Have to Spring Forward and Fall Back?

States (like Hawaii and Arizona) have an option to NOT follow Daylight Saving Time, but cannot ONLY follow Daylight Saving Time. We can either only enjoy the sunlight festivities from March to November or not at all. It may sound good to stay at standard time, but many evening activities would be lost without it.

Legislation labeled the Sunshine Protection Act is in the works to give states the option of daylight saving time to remain permanent, but the subject continues to stall in Congress. Maybe the people in Congress want citizens to stay inside watching television and eating more. Lobbyists for Hollywood and ‘Big Pharma’ want you lazy and pill-popping, and they help keep Congressmen in office.

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Daylight Saving Time might save more than after-work activities, it could save your life. Think about that. Oh, and change your clocks back an hour to standard time on November 5th at 2 AM, or Saturday night before you go to bed.

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