By Sam Pillis
I am thankful the election is over. I strive to pay attention to the issues and to understand how each candidate wants to address each issue and make America the best it can be.
It is very hard to know the truth when the game of politics is played. The game is to make your opponent look as bad as you can and to present your way of doing things as being the best way for everyone concerned. If you just listen to and watch the advertisements, you will get information nowhere near the truth. You have to dig through a lot of information, newspapers, magazines, news shows, etc., to come close to finding the truth.
Pillis is retired and lives in Troutville.