This opinion was contributed by Kenneth Dunn. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliated contributors.
How many times has Mom told us that natural is usually better? Well she was for sure right this time if she said that Daylight Saving Time is bad for your kids and you. Our time system is based on mid-day being at 12 noon and it began thousands of years ago when people could still sense what felt right. It's only been recently that a few speed-balls thought they could get something for nothing by moving the clock ahead. So what if they lose an hour of sleep every day. Who cares if their already sleep-deprived kids have to arise an hour earlier every day, how could that possibly effect their mood and their educability? Besides that, it's not about our kid's future. it's about us grownups having more time, unless we want to retain the same amount of sleep as before, then we must retire an hour earlier every day. So what have we gained? Maybe a little extra sunlight, at the small cost of our kids going to school in the dark and being on the streets with mostly sleep-deprived drivers. Plus the added cost of going through their formative years without the proper amount of sleep to develop properly. Modern lighting has made it possible to do anything at night that one can do in the daytime. But no one has devised a way to fool mother nature that Mid-day, when the sun is at its highest, is anything other than 12 noon. It's not 1 o'clock or 11 o'clock or any other o'clock and when you mess with that, there will be a price to pay, as always, and in this case the price is way too high. You can burp up all the excuses you want to tinker with the clock, but there is no good reason to tell Ms. Nature that she's all wrong about time, after all, she created it, didn't she? DST is a loser and so are those who support it.
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