Help Abolish Time ChangesThis petition is addressed to United States Congress
Eligible Signatories: Anyone tired of having varied sleep twice a year
How many of you are absolutely fed up with time changes? If so Please come and sign the petition! Though the use of daylight savings time may have served its purpose at one point in time that time is over and we've come to a point where We would like a consistent time! Sure some argue that it still saves energy, but I would have to argue that our personal health is more important that higher energy bills.
From the Wikipedia encyclopedia:
"It is sometimes asserted that DST was first proposed by Benjamin Franklin in a letter to the editors of the Journal of Paris. Read the full text. However, the article was humorous; Franklin was not proposing DST, but rather that people should get up and go to bed earlier.
It was first seriously proposed by William Willett in the "Waste of Daylight", published in 1907, but he was unable to get the British government to adopt it despite considerable lobbying.
The idea of daylight saving time was first put into practice by the German government during the First World War between April 30 and October 1, 1916. Shortly afterward, the United Kingdom followed suit, first adopting DST between May 21 and October 1, 1916. Then on March 19, 1918, the U.S. Congress established several time zones (which were already in use by railroads and most cities since 1883) and made daylight saving time official (which went into effect on March 31) for the remainder of World War I. It was observed for seven months in 1918 and 1919. The law, however, proved so unpopular (mostly because people rose and went to bed earlier than in current times) that it was later repealed."
Please help us to get our sleep back!
The Help Abolish Time Changes petition was created at 2009-07-17 06:56:38 is elligible to be signed by those that are a part of the following group: Anyone tired of having varied sleep twice a year.