Standing up to the true test of history used to matter. It used to matter a lot. People would consider that weight of historical judgment during the decision making process. Our politics have become true to the moment. Decisions are no longer judged for having a timeless quality. They are triangulated in the moment based on the passions of the day. Decisions end up being situational in nature. Weighing decisions against a historical context makes the process of deciding more difficult. We have some very important decisions to make. We all get to experience the social fabric that brings us together. An increasingly mobile society finds ways to make small tears in the social fabric as people move from community to community. Each patch of the social fabric creates the potential to add strength. It has the potential to forge new connections within the community.