*Thread title was supposed to include the word "views" after "political." Anyway, I know that some jobs available to physicists require at least some level of security clearance and I am somewhat worried that my political views may hurt my ability to qualify. I was born and raised in the U.S., served in the U.S. Army, and love my country, but democracy/republicanism is not my preferred form of government: I am a monarchist. All this means is that I simply believe that monarchy is a superior form of government to what we have in place right now. I don't believe in violent revolution or anything like that, I simply prefer monarchy. Do you think that this will impact my ability to obtain a security clearance? Obviously I would really like to hear from those of you who have gone through the process of obtaining a security clearance already, but all input is greatly appreciated. And I know that many or most of you will disagree with my views but please, let's not make this a debate. Thanks!