In response to the Dec. 22 letter from Jonathan Grant on his hypothetical 16 benefits of having daylight saving time all year long in Oklahoma, I have some comments. My favorite of Grant’s 16 benefits is No. 13. “More sunlight exposure can help decrease the risk of at least 13 different types of cancer.” But like the other ridiculous 15, none of the reasons on this list is supported by realistic evidence or even an authoritative word but, rather, just myth, more mundanely translated: bullshit.
Grant didn’t state what is behind his effort to sway the Oklahoma Legislature with a petition. This being Oklahoma, what Grant should do to have an outside chance of getting his petition read is take it to the Legislature without his 16 reasons and, instead, find a few thousand people who will sign on as concretive, Republican evangelicals who need longer days to conduct spiritual activities. This will do it.
I must point out, however, that there is a mammoth snag in this whole thing about sunshine time. Mankind shouldn’t have ever screwed around with daylight at all. And this has biblical support that has been overlooked by roughly everyone.
Facts: Everything to do with sunlight was installed way back in the beginning of everything — by God. Anyone can authenticate this. It’s in the Bible. When God said, “Let there be light,” he specified standard time — and he didn’t want anybody messing with it, ever. Check it out.