Daylight Savings Time Might Be a Violation of the Ninth Amendment
Daylight Savings Time may be a violation of the Ninth Amendment. It was intended to ensure that people got up earlier in the Spring and Summer. On the other hand, in the debates on the Bill of Rights, Theodore Sedgwick said:
if the committee were governed by that general principle, they might have gone into a very lengthy enumeration of rights; they might have declared that a man should have the right to wear his hat if he pleased; that he might get up when he pleased, and go to bed when he thought proper.The above reasoning, including the doctrine that personal schedules should not be a government matter, was part of the basis for the Ninth Amendment.
Government time? No thanks.