How you can help stop this madness of changing the time twice a year. Sign this petition To The Obama Administration to Stop "Spring Forward, Fall Back. Pick a Time, and Stick with It! Write your congress person about this. A simple letter or email from enough people will get their attention.
Just tell them you want to STOP moving the time twice a year and refer them to standardtime. com for more information. Here is how you can contact your congress person: Contacting the Congress www. congress.
org Congressional Email Directory Why did daylight saving time (DST) start, and why does it still continue? When asking a random sample of people we heard two answers again and again: "To help the farmers" or "Because of World War I . . . or was it World War II?"In fact, farmers generally oppose daylight saving time.
In Indiana, where part of the state observes DST and part does not, farmers have opposed a move to DST. Farmers, who must wake with the sun no matter what time their clock says, are greatly inconvenienced by having to change their schedule in order to sell their crops to people who observe daylight saving time. Daylight saving time did indeed begin in the United States during World War I, primarily to save fuel by reducing the need to use artificial lighting. Although some states and communities observed daylight saving time between the wars, it was not observed nationally again until World War II.
Of course, World War II is long over. So why do we still observe daylight saving time? The Uniform Time Act of 1966 provided the basic framework for alternating between daylight saving time and standard time, which we now observe in the United States. But Congress can't seem to resist tinkering with it. For example, in 1973 daylight saving time was observed all year, instead of just the spring and summer....
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