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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1914–96)
QUOTATION: You have the God-given right to kick the government around—don’t hesitate to do so.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator EDMUND S. MUSKIE, speech in South Bend, Indiana, September 11, 1968, as reported by the Louisville, Kentucky, Courier-Journal, September 12, 1968, p. A3.
SUBJECTS: Government