I'd fully support any candidate or lawmaker who introduced legislation that got rid of Daylight Saving Time. The history of the topic is somewhat interesting: It was first introduced in Germany and Austria during WWI as a means of reducing the amount of coal burned in power plants. For some strange reason it was picked up by Britain and other countries. After WWI it was largely abandoned around the world. It got re-introduced in the USA as a response to the Energy Crisis in the mid-1970s. There is no scientific consensus that it significantly (i.e. +/- 0.5%) changes energy consumption. It plays no meaningful effect in the lives or operations of farmers, or indeed any industry. Instead, it means that 330 million of us, twice a year, find our sleep patterns needlessly disrupted. We waste endless time resetting timepieces (the dashboard clock in my car. The microwave oven. My watch.) Making things worse is the fact that different countries apply Daylight Saving Time on different dates. Sometimes my mother, living in the UK, is six hours ahead. Sometimes four. God only knows how much time computer programmers spend waste trying to keep all of this straight. Countries in the Southern Hemisphere change their clocks in opposite direction - meaning the clocks spring forward in Adelaide and Melbourne at (roughly) the same time as those in Chicago and London are falling back. Does anybody have a good reason to keep DST? Getting rid of it isn't going to result in Utopia. But its just one less needless hassle we can all do without.