Poll Shows Most of Us Don’t Like Changing Our Clocks
I guess, in the grand scheme of things, remembering to adjust our clocks accordingly twice a year isn't the MOST annoying thing we'll ever do. It's certainly not TIME-consuming. (Couldn't resist.)
But what's the point now?
WebExhibits.Org tells us that when Daylight Savings Time began in 1918, it wasn't popular at all, was actually repealed a year later, and became a local option for states and cities.
President Franklin Roosevelt initiated a year-round DST and called it "War Time."
That lasted from 1942 until 1945.
It was played around with for the next 30 years until 1975, when Daylight Savings Time became what it is today.
And somewhere along the way we moved the clock changes from April and October to March and November.
So, see, we're just manipulating time. And if it's that easy, why can't we just do away with it.
According to WKYT/Lexington, a bill was pre-filed in July in the Kentucky House to eliminate it.
And a report from WHAS out of Louisville indicates that most Americans--70 percent, in fact, based on poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research--would like to stop changing the clocks twice a year.
However, within that 70 percent, there isn't a majority consensus on what Americans would like to settle on.
The new debate would be permanent standard time or permanent daylight savings time.
And, I suppose, it's a debate for another day, because we WILL be setting our clocks back one hour Saturday night and FORWARD next March.
And then the debate will start all over again.