We learned yesterday that our former vice president, Mike Pence, had classified documents in his home in Indiana. Pence is a guy who is so squeaky-clean that he wouldn't have lunch with a woman who was not his wife. It's called the Pence Rule
Evidently there is so much classified information floating around the halls of power that it is impossible to avoid it. And that does not bode well for an open society.
I always wondered when I would attend a classified briefing, exactly which part of the information was classified. Too much of our government wants to keep secrets. Like, for instance, why some documents from the Kennedy assassination are still classified.
Maybe it is time to start looking at how we classify documents. There are some secrets that we need to safeguard, but I suspect that most of classification protocols are simply over-reach.