We don't do DST here in Az. I like it, it's only a pain trying to
figure out what time it is in Utah and California to me. But I fear
it's like the metric system, just because it works better doesn't mean
we will do it.
When I lived on the farm, we got up to milk the cows. We went to bed in the
evening after the cows had been milked. It was always more than a sixteen hour
day. It didn't matter to us whether the government told us to set our
clock ahead or behind, we had a job to do and that job had nothing to do with
the government. The cows had to be milked and THEY told us when it was time to
go to the barn. Simple minded people let the government rule their
lives. They have forgotten that the government works for us. We do not work
for the government. We elect government officials to hold a temp job and do to
OUR will. They have no right to dictate to us and they have no control over the
"time". If the PEOPLE want the time to say on the same
"clock" year around, then it is no business of the government to
If 50 states are on standard time now and the legislature abolishes daylight
saving time, then come March it will be 47 states on DST and 3 on standard time,
putting us out of step with most of the country most of the year. I don't
see that as a gain.And, for those who propose daylight saving time
year-round, I would love it, too. However, under the Federal law that
establishes DST, it's not an option. Perhaps it should be, but until then,
it's not up to states to pick that option.When and if the time
comes that considerably more than one-twenty-fifth of the states have decided
that daylight saving time is not in their best interest, then perhaps it will be
time for Utah to follow. (Currently it's not particularly fashionable to
follow Arizona's lead on things, and I hardly think that anyone would
follow Utah's lead if we abolished DST.) Until then, I'd rather not
have my state branded as an "exception."
"and the relatively earlier daylight in the mornings in the summer"
should be, "and the relatively earlier daylight in the mornings in the
*winter*" . . . otherwise, I stand by what I said.
"I'm sorry you don't like shifting your body clock an hour"No you are not - you are just patronizing and partisanWhy should I
have to adjust for some artificial construct that does NOT reflect reality or
save energyAND when I lived in the desert - constrution workers went
at early in the morning regardless of DST - it was the sun/reality, not the
phony time, that mattered
LDS Liberal,Your comments lead me to suspect that you are neither. DST is
not a partisan issue. Your obsession with politics and stereotyping is gradually
destroying my will to live. Please get out more.
It never ceases to amaze me how many folks "get their knickers in a
twist" twice a year over such an inconsequential thing as adjusting a
clock.Keep the status quo, adopt "daylight time" year-round,
eliminate daylight time altogether -- whatever. My personal preference would be
to keep the status quo, because I like the extra daylight later in the evenings
in the summer and the relatively earlier daylight in the mornings in the summer,
but it honestly really isn't that big of a deal.To paraphrase
LDS Liberal, it's always *something* with some folks . . .
Ben Franklin's original reason for daylight savings time is still valid.
It reduces the amount of time that artificial lighting is needed in the summer--
for most people.By the way, he was interested in reducing candle
Ordinarily I'd consider this a non-issue, but seeing as how we had at least
a couple incidents of students being struck by cars last month, even in
crosswalks, because it was still dark when they went to school in the morning,
perhaps there should be further consideration.Or at least put in a
bunch more lights on school walking routes.
BTW - I lived in Arizona for a while.I remember not having
Daylight-savings.They had to change all their other laws regarding
construction and other loud noises - like not disturbing the neighbors for
mowing your lawn before 8:00 a.m. to you can't mow your lawn and disturbing
the neighbors before 6:00 a.m. in the morning.Either way - you are
still going to find something to complain about.
Counter IntelligenceSalt Lake City, UTChina, Russia, Japan, India,
Argentina, most of Australia and even parts of Canada and the US do NOT use
Daylight savings====== Nice cherry picking to suit your
agenda CI.Would you like me to list all the countries the DO use
Day-light savings? [I have a limit of 200.]And as for China (a
Communist country), Russia (formerly Communist country), India, Argentina, and
parts of Australia and Canada 9Socialist Countries)...I thought you
all hated all things Communist and Socialist, that would include their
time-keeping as well.Look - the point is this, I'm sorry you
don't like change.I'm sorry you don't like shifting your
body clock an hour.Complain to the businessmen and construction
workers who rely on that Daylight and the lower temperatures of the morning
hours while working in the heat of the day.They are the one's who
need it, it's not a matter of just for YOUR sake of convience or evening
LDS Lib, How sad you try to partisanize daylight savings. Funny too.
Do you realize how many of you liberal buddies have voted to pick and stick with
a time?But hey, every opportunity to exhibit your hate for
conservatives. Way to make all your posts meaningless. I rend my
clothes for you.
China, Russia, Japan, India, Argentina, most of Australia and even parts of
Canada and the US do NOT use Daylight savingsThe reasoning for DST -
saving energy - is no longer valid: More energy is now spent on air conditioning
during the extra sunlight than lighting during the darkness
ALL industrialized nations observe day-light savings.Only poor,
backward, 3rd world countries - most along the equator were dayling is mostly
constant year round - do not.Some people [mostly Conservatives] just
don't like change of any kind - including something as simple as a clock.
Standard or saving, let's pick one and leave it.
Why go back to standard time for 4 months. It is dark when I get up and when I
go to bed. Makes no difference. In June it is darkest from 10pm to
6am, on daylight savings. That works great! Who cares if high noon is at
1:25?Leave it on Daylight savings is my vote. No adjustment
I vote for standard time all year long.
No, let's keep daylight time and never change back
The problem is with the twice-yearly transition. Personally, I prefer
year-round daylight savings time.
But I like daylight savings. How about just doing it year-round?
I agree with the letter writer!
No Daylight saving is GREAT. The only tweak should be to make the Spring
changeover on Friday night so we get the extra day to adjust to losing the hour.