Sunday, March 09, 2008
Where does the government get the right to tell us what time it is? Article 1 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to set weights and measurements. A pound in Colorado should weigh the same as a pound in Maine. Time zones were first established so that railroads could have standard schedules. Congress should make DST universal or abolish it altogether. Does DST save energy? It did before air conditioners were invented. Changing the clocks twice a year only serves to disturb circadian rhythms twice a year. But if we are going to persist in having DST, the dates of the time changes should stay the same every year.