Greg Cohoon (drmellow) wrote,
Greg Cohoon

Dr. Mellow For President: Eliminate Daylight Saving Time

Well, friends, we set our clocks ahead an hour this weekend. How did that work out for you? Were you late for church? Were you on time, but tired when you got there? Were you tired at work today? Do you have young children who don't understand why their bedtime was suddenly an hour earlier? Could you come up with a reasonable explanation for why?

Daylight Saving Time is an idea whose time has come. Truth be told, it was a bad idea from the start, but it has no business staying around anymore. It's a lie -- you can't lose an hour; you can't gain one. All we do is shift the hour hands on our clocks around and tell each other that it makes sense. But it doesn't make sense.

As you know, I am a vocal advocate for eliminating Daylight Saving Time. Studies show that it wastes energy and costs more and is responsible for increased death and injury rates. Obviously, this is a horrible practice that should be abolished -- we are slaves to DST.

Last year, Congress actually lengthened Daylight Saving Time. Our government is clearly out of touch.

It's time we took our clocks back.

This November, it's time to send the politicians a message. It's time to let them know that we don't want to pretend anymore. It's time to get someone in DC who will work to change the law, not the clocks.

This is why I urge you to vote for me for President this year. No, you won't find my name on the ballots. You're going to have to write my name in.

My campaign is centered around the elimination of Daylight Saving Time. When I am elected President, the first thing I will do is work with Congress to pass a bill completely striking down DST once and for all. This is an issue that hurts everyone, and I'm the only candidate who is interested in addressing it.

Dr. Mellow for President: It's time for a change.
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