Day Light Savings should Go Away

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Argument Essay

     Daylight Savings Time (DST) should go away

 By Leo Brton

 Humans have followed the sun’s movement for over 4000 thousand years. The Mayan people made advanced calendars based on the sun. Then in the seventeen hundreds, people started introducing ways to make daylight last longer. Now, for our generation, DST is no longer needed and invalid. So we should completely stop DST.

Many studies have been done to get rid of DST. For example, According to a professor at Tufts University Michael Downing, “Daylight Savings can increase consumption of gas. He said that giving people an extra hour of daylight would inspire them to go to the ballpark or the mall. The thing is though that people want to drive not walk. Another reason that DST should end is that putting the clock back an hour causes people to get more sleep-deprived. Michael J. Breus states “That when we set our clocks forward or backward and hour or body clocks have just gotten used to the new time this causes more than two times the people to get sick from sleep deprivation than if we kept the clocks the same. Another reason that DST should end is that it can cause people to die. Many studies have shown that when DST starts, your mental clock gets thrown off and this causes your body to stop functioning correctly. This can cause people to have heart attacks and other illnesses. 

Most people believe that DST was started by Benjamin Franklin, but this statement is false. He merely stated that Parisians change their clocks to save money on lamps, candles, and oils. It was actually started by Germany and Austria in 1966 to make more time for people to work. Regards international school stated that “these reasons are no longer valid and we only use it to make people go outside more and to save money. The truth is though that places near the equator actually spend more money than they do during normal time. This is because they actually have more time to do stuff and so they go out more like your supposed to but they use vehicles, so they spend more money on gas. Farmers do not need DST anymore either. One argument is that farmers need DST to crop and get more money, but they don’t. People believe they do because they simply got involved in the arguments. 

One argument that many people make is that DST actually helps us because it’s a human attempt to “# lifehack” to try and fit in with the natural world, this statement could not be more wrong. DST started because people wanted more time to do their own thing after work. Another argument that is made is why should we get rid of DST when our beloved Benjamin Franklin was the one to start it? Well, that statement is false. It is false because all he did was suggest to a few Parisians that they move their clock so they could have more time after work. Another argument people make is that DST makes people want to go outside. This is true but most of those people don’t want to walk… they want to drive. Then they have to pay more money for gas when part of DST is to try and save money. It also does not help that when DST starts gas station companies raise the cost of the gas.

There are so many studies that prove that DST causes more people to get very sick, so why do we keep it? Anne Buckle, A st. George international doctoral school student did a research project on DST and after two months of research finally stated, “DST makes it so every 4 of 10 Americans can get heart attacks from just waking up!”  Your circadian rhythm  (your body clock) gets triggered and can cause you to be in a lot of pain for a very long time. Sometimes it leads to death. Another thing is that DST was never needed in the first place it was wanted, and we need things and we want things but which one is more important? Therefore DST needs to end.

 It doesn’t benefit us anymore, also speaking that all it has done us harm. If you want DST to think about some of the consequences that you may cause other people to have. Then you should think about if you need or want DST. Which one is more important? DST needs to end.


Submitted: January 13, 2021

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Craig Davison

Daylight savings was imposed due to the energy crisis of the 1970s. Learn some history about the oil crisis of 1973, when petrol prices quadrupled, before you expose your chronic ignorance.

Thu, January 14th, 2021 7:43am


Most people want it gone

Thu, January 14th, 2021 3:42pm


I agree, especially since it, you know "causes casualties" but many people want to keep it to, or else there wouldn't be whole debate teams fighting for it.

Thu, January 14th, 2021 7:58am


It's useless...everyone I know thinks it should cease. It has no value

Thu, January 14th, 2021 5:17pm

D. Thurmond aka JEF

This was a little shy on dates, but other than that it was not a bad write, Leo. --- DST was not confirmed in the USA until "The Standard Time Act of March 19, 1918." This was after 1916 and after Europe had already adopted DST. However, DST was an on-again, off-again thing until 1966, when the Transportation Industry pushed to have it reinstated. So the 1966, Uniform Time Act was passed and in 1967 it was a done deal. --- As for myself, I think this is just another case of "my-way or the highway". The simple thing would be to Set the time a Half-hour in-between and leave it be. That might not fix transportation's problem but it would stop the clock resets and everyone would have gotten half of what they wanted. --- LOL

Fri, January 15th, 2021 9:47pm

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