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Kansas should opt out of daylight savings

Written by Stephanie Brozovich, editor-in-chief

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As daylight savings time changes the clocks an hour, it wastes time. Time has often been seen as a fixed and unchangeable occurrence. However, the existence of daylight savings time makes this general thought contradictory. The time change also interferes with people’s interior clocks, and they spend too much time trying to adjust.

This flexible time is regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Under this department, and the Uniform Times Act, states have the right to exempt themselves out of the time changes. Kansas should take advantage of this opportunity and opt out. According to the Department of Transportation, Hawaii and Arizona have opted out of daylight savings, as well as other U.S. territories. These states made the right move of opting out, and Kansas should join them.

More sunlight and energy may be gained through daylight savings, but our bodies find it hard to adjust to, and it just isn’t worth it. The extra time and opportunities given through the sunlight can be considered a waste if people’s internal clocks aren’t changing. If you’re too tired to be productive and efficient, the extra time is unnecessary.

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