What Congress should not do is allow states to do their own thing, or force the nation to continue to observe this outdated time shift. There is simply no good reason to keep jumping back and forth on time every year. The day length does not increase; even all our beautiful technology cannot change the tilt of the earth's axis while it revolves around the sun. We do not save energy; the expected large-scale energy saving that the invention of summer time in the First World War brought about, never came true in peacetime. And although many people were told that the change had something to do with agriculture, farmers apparently did not care about the numbers displayed on our time recording devices. In fact, farmers were the main opponents of the 1949 ballot paper initiative that began the California clock change tradition.