So I'm surfing along Google News, and I find that several US Senators believe we urgently need to pass a federal law requiring most of the states to engage in year round Daylight Savings Time.
The Sunshine Protection Act of 2021
They quote numerous studies purporting to save energy, diminish seasonal affective disorder, decrease traffic accidents, and fewer burglaries, and other claims.
I am reminded by my Navaho Guide when I was in Monument Valley, saying that one cannot make a blanket longer by cutting off one inch from the top and then sewing that inch back on along the bottom.
Kinda like what we do with DST...
But several states and territories are not in full agreement - from the article linked below - Arizona, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands have opted out of participating in daylight saving time, at all. I note that they tend to be more tropical longitude states, than say Minnesota or Alaska.
I am interested in readers opinions about the need for, or against, universal year long DST, and how strongly they believe the published papers in favor of it. Maybe some suggestions why our lawmakers are so enthusiastic in support of it, too.
This article is even more positive. I wonder if the push to abolish standard time would be as effective in late November, early December, especially in the northern tier of states....