Our government sucks, to put it plainly.

I know a lot of you feel the same way. I also know that a lot of you have also had similar experiences of drawing the ire of family and supposed friends by mentioning your opinions in public.

And if you happen to be like me and don’t feel at all inclined to shut up just for the sake of getting along with the liberal culture, you’ve surely felt the slings and arrows of outraged liberals many times.

I’m here to congratulate you. To congratulate all of us radical anti-socialist, pro-Constitution types, really.

Not only are we cantankerous terrorist threats as the Department of Homeland Security paints us. Not only is each of us, in the terms of the liberal holy trinity, “RacistBigotHomophobe.”

We are officially mentally ill.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, refusal to conform with the perceived majority may stem from Oppositional Defiant Disorder, or ODD.

The behaviors associated with ODD include negativity, defiance, disobedience and hostility directed toward authority figures.

While ODD is on the long list of supposed disorders that mental health officials want to use as a reason to dope up your children, adults can be diagnosed with ODD behavior as well.

The prescription is drugs followed by anger-management therapy. (You know, the kind of stuff that came out of the MK-Ultra program.) This should be no surprise considering that 70 percent of the authors who update the DSM work for companies that make psychiatric drugs.

The DSM also lists things like above-average creativity and cynicism as mental illnesses. By the DSM’s standards, it’s been estimated that half of all Americans are mentally ill. Just about any behavior you can think of — except homosexuality — is considered an illness.

As the medical drugging of children for behaviors that in previous generations would have been dismissed as “high spirits” grows, it might be worth noting the tremendous strides made by the movement to legalize marijuana.

If they can’t get you through the doctor’s office, apparently, they’ll try to get you at the corner pot store.

The overall trend is clear: Someone — cough, big pharma, cough — has enlisted the help of someone else — cough, federal government, cough — to help them make merry bundles of cash off the stoning of America.

The message, too, is clear: Nails that stand up will be hammered down.

We’re rapidly moving into the world of “Harrison Bergeron,” where even the normal people are shackled, drugged and distracted until everyone is at the same bottom-of-the-barrel level.

Maybe it’s time for the ODD people to start standing up and taking back our country, and with it, the definition of “normal.”