Saturday, March 10, 2007

Did The Constitution Really Grant Congress The Power To Regulate Time?

On August 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 which changed the date the beginning of Daylight Saving Time to begin on the second Sunday in March (11th) and end the first Sunday in November (4th). The Secretary of Energy will report the impact of this change to Congress. Congress retains the right to resume the 2005 Daylight Saving Time schedule once the Department of Energy study is complete.

So don't forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight!


David Aron said...

Actually, Benjamin Franklin first proposed the concept of daylight savings time. It was in a letter to the French, where he told them that if they set their clocks back one hour they wouldn't have to burn as many candles. It sounds to me like he was making a joke at their expense.

Anyways, I will enjoy my extra hour of sleep come fall.

P Henry said...

It is all about money.
Come Halloween the candy maker expect to reap huge sales given the extra hour of trick or treating.