Clay Travis: High Time To Do Away With Changing Clocks, And One Senator Agrees

Well, hopefully you remembered to spring forward. And hopefully we never have to change the time again.

At least, when it comes to Daylight Savings, that’s the way Clay Travis seeming would prefer it.

“NEVER CHANGE THE TIME AGAIN. LEAVE IT HERE FOREVER!” Clay tweeted, and yes, it was written in all caps.

Seriously, though. Changing the clocks is as outdated as fax machines, Pac Man video games and phone booths. It served its purpose, but can’t we all just move on?

On the bright side for Clay, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is sponsoring a bill that would keep us from ever changing the clocks again. The “Sunshine Protection Act” would make daylight saving time permanent throughout the entire United States.

“Studies have shown that economic activity is reduced during Standard Time, and permanent Daylight Saving Time would lead to greater energy savings,” Whitehouse said in a statement. “Spending more standard work hours in sunlight would reduce rates of seasonal depression.

“Americans exercise more frequently during Daylight Saving Time, reducing the risk of stroke and heart problems. Research also suggests that the extra hour of afternoon sun leads to fewer car accidents and evening robberies.”

All of this started in 1966, when the U.S Department of Transportation gave states the option of changing the clocks at a specified time, or stick with standard time for the entire year. “The oversight of time zones was assigned to DOT because time standards are important for many modes of transportation,” per the department’s website.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. while I’m 100% for NEVER changing it again, AND 100% against just about anything the Feds do, THIS is one area where the Federal govt actually has the power to do it (unlike 99% of the stuff the feds do…)…

    Article 1, section 8, cause 5 reads:
    “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

    Of course states that thought is was BS already dropped the idiotic practice.. al hail, AZ, IN and HI!

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