Poll: Should Louisiana Go to Daylight Saving Time All the Time?
When's the last time you saw Republican and Democrat politicians, at a national level, reach across the aisle and agree on anything? As divided as America seems to be there is one movement that has legislators from both parties lining up and demanding its elimination. And what is this poison that so infects our way of life that it must be eliminated as soon as possible?
On Tuesday the US Senate has unanimously passed legislation to make Daylight Saving Time permanent across the nation. The bill, known as The Sunshine Protection Act now goes to the House of Representatives for another vote. The proposal's passage in the Lower Chamber that would mean an end to changing the clocks twice a year. Then, if signed into law by the President, Daylight Saving Time would become permanent in November 2023.
And the bill's upside? To start, it would mean an end to depressing early afternoon darkness during winter. The bill's sponsor, Florida's Sen. Marco Rubio says that permanent daylight saving time will bring down the number of pedestrian accidents and reduce crime. He also says it will reduce childhood obesity and seasonal affected disorder.
And believe it or not, when it comes to the elimination of Standard Time, Louisiana seems to be ahead of the curve. In 2020 Governor John Bel Edwards signed legislation saying that the state will adopt daylight saving time as the year-round standard time, pending changes in federal law.
Daylight Saving Time, which began last Sunday, is set to last until the first week of November.
So, here's the poll: Stay on Daylight Saving Time year round? Eliminate DST and stay on standard time twelve months a year? Or leave things the way they are, moving clocks ahead in the spring and back in the fall?