Twice a year we as a country have the debate of whether we should still be turning our clocks back and ahead an hour. The growing majority of people seem done with it and want it to just be light out longer all year. I’m firmly in that camp, especially now that I have young kids and the sleep schedules are thrown completely out of whack every time.
But have we ever tried to get rid of it? The answer is yes. One time. Back when Nixon was President in 1974-75 they tried to do away with it for 16 months. It lasted that long until parents went crazy because half the year the kids were spending the first half of their school day in darkness. To which I say… who cares?! You’re inside, just turn the lights on.
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