America's Dance With Daylight Savings Time

Did you know that Daylight Savings Time was enacted during WWI to conserve the coal? Yeah, me either until I did some research.


Let's take a look at how it started, way back when during WWI.


In 1918 Daylights savings time was enacted for seven months before being repealed in 1919 by congressional override to the then president's veto. Then comes World War II and Roosevelt institutes "War Time," what they referred to as Daylights Savings time, that lasted from February 1942 to September 1945. Basically, from 1945-1966 there were no Daylights Savings time regulations, and localities were free to conduct business as they saw fit, so in essence, time; your time; was at the determination of the government.


Now it's 1966, and millions of Americans are forced to follow Daylights savings times based on their localities, causing much confusion as one could imagine, all across the world. So much so that The Uniform Time Act of 1966 was created to provide something of less complexity worldwide. It wasn't long before once again, and the Act was revised in 1972 to accommodate states in two or more time zones, with another amendment to follow in 1986 pushing Daylight Savings time to began at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of April and ended at 2:00 a.m. on the last Sunday of October. For lifetimes, Congress has been playing around with people's lives and times.

You can read more here on the history of Daylight's savings time {here}.


The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. beginning in 2007, though Congress retained the right to revert to the 1986 law should the change prove unpopular or if energy savings are not significant. Going from 2007 forward, Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.

begins at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday of March andends at 2:00 a.m. on the first Sunday of November


Studies have shown that daylight savings time has posed more health risks than benefits. But who benefits from Daylight saving time, it isn't the people. Like everything else with the government, it's all about dollar bills yall.

According to a petition on Change.org created by Doctor Daliah, Multiple health risks have been cited in scientific literature during the "Spring Forward," including car accidents, heart attacks, and workplace injuries.


Though some of these are on the extreme, I can attest to the mental and physical adjustments needed to adapt to the unnecessary demands of life according to daylight savings time. The effects of Daylight Savings time can be felt in all Americans from the fluctuation of your sleep routine, which can ultimately affect your mental state in the long run. And women fill the effects with the delay to their menstrual cycles as well.


As if the moon doesn't take enough of a toll on our minds, bodies, and spirits, the last thing we need as a society is the government weighing stakes on our time. Spring ahead, fall back; Aren't you tired of doing this dance with America called "Daylights Savings Time"?


Mini fires are burning in the core of America, piece by piece the constitution it's written on is set ablaze. The people who are genuinely in control of this world are becoming more and more tired of the treatment being handed down by the very ones placed to represent their best interest.

Among so many other things, the people are so over the feds playing with their time.


Another constraint placed on the population, by the government to control the way we live, eat, sleep, and breathe. There is power in numbers and not the ones on the clock we're forever bound. Come together and make some calls, sign some petitions(I've come across and signed three myself, you can sign the latest one here, or do your search, even create one of your own) do something to get your time.


Time is money right; the government gets it; why are we allowing them to play with ours?

Unfortunately, that time has approached us, and your clocks should spring forward on This Sunday, March 8, 2020. Set a reminder so that you fall out the loop, trying to make the loop da loop with Daylights Savings Time.

©2020 by Dominique Nicole/Alpha Queen