To set it and forget it
There are currently two methods for adjusting time in the U.S.: Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time (DST).
The 48 contiguous states of the U.S. lie approximately between 25 degrees and 49 degrees latitude. If left on DST, the northern tier of states are quite dark as children wait for buses to be picked up for school.
I applaud Rep. Sarah Capp of Ozark for attempting to place Arkansas on permanent Standard Time.
The current time adjustment advances or retards by one hour; however, there is a third option to offer. There are many brilliant people who could determine a set time to accommodate both the northern and southern states by advancing time forward from Standard Time by, like, 23 minutes, or 31 minutes, or 38 minutes or whatever agreed-upon national time where the U.S. could set it and forget it. No more groggy adjustments to biannual mandates.
The time has come! Let the pendulum swing in a positive direction. The hour is upon us. Have no second thoughts.
Until that happens, I am supporting Ms. Capp’s amendment.