Monthly Archives: March 2018
If you need one more reason to believe that Congress doesn’t have our best interests at heart, just look out the window.
Oh, wait. That’s just for us producers who had to get up at dark thirty this morning because Congress decided they know better than God what time it is. Daylight Savings time. A waste of perfectly good morning daylight just so some people can play late into the night.
I’m reminded of the time Ecuador’s president decided to emulate the United States and introduce Daylight Saving Time. After a disastrous six months of people asking “Sixto’s time” or “God’s time” when they needed to make appointments, DST was repealed. Changing the clocks didn’t change the fact that in Ecuador the sun came up at 6 and set at 6 everyday all year long.
If you do a Google search of DST to try to find the “real” reason why DST was established (or why we still have it), you find a variety of theories, but no real reason. City folk blame it on country folk; county folk blame it on city folk. But it is one more example of how a very few control the majority of American lives.
Congress recently had the opportunity to change and repeal this antiquated law; however, Congress bowed to pressure of the monied, pampered few, the pleasure seeking crowd and condemned us to more years of getting up in the dark and going to bed in the light.
There is one benefit of DST. It contradicts the doomsayers who think living on Mars would detrimentally affect our internal clocks.