The Senate Unanimously Voted To Make Daylight Savings Time Permanent, a Great Idea

The Senate approved Tuesday’s vote to make Daylight Savings Time permanent, in a rare instance of Congress not being completely useless or stupid. It was a unanimous vote.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R–Fla.One of the bill’s cosponsors was Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). He hailed the bill’s passage as a positive step.

In a statement, he stated that the biannual routine of turning the clock backward and forward, as well as the disturbance that it creates, was completed this weekend. After a while one must ask, “Why are we doing this?” “Why are we doing it? “

Why, indeed.

The government forces Americans to adjust their clocks twice a year: in fall, we get an hour more, while spring loses an hour. The ritual was established in World War I and aims to promote energy conservation. They believed that providing more light in the evenings would decrease the electricity consumption.

No matter what the goal may be, the downsides to changing the time twice per year are far more significant than any benefits from losing or gaining light. As the Cato Institute’s Scott Lincicome explained in his definitive takedown of the system, there are myriad reasons to oppose it.

“For starters, the semiannual time change results in all sorts of maladies in the days thereafter: car crashes and pedestrian deaths; workplace injuries; heart attacks and strokes; depression; and ‘adverse medical events’ because of ‘human error,'” he wrote.

Lincicome prefers to abolish Daylight Savings Time completely rather than make it permanent. The answer to this question is going to depend on your personal preferences. Some prefer brighter mornings with darker nights, others prefer darker mornings with brighter evenings. The latter would be my preference. Therefore, I am hoping that the Senate bill is passed by the House and President Joe Biden will sign it.

However Either The way we see is so much better than what exists now. Changing the clocks twice a year does not conserve energy—it just makes people late (or early), throws off their sleeping schedules, causes depression and irate behavior, and leads to more accidents and deaths. The Senate deserves a big kudos for coming up with an unusual solution to pure madness.