Jun 30

Kump “Pre-Files” for 2016 Election

News Update! Falling Waters, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump (2011-2014, Berkeley-Morgan Counties) announced, “After receiving a steady stream of personal petitions for me to return to public office in 2016, and after prolonged personal pondering and prayer, I have agreed to further explore that possibility. To that end, I have …

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In Pursuit of Liberty with WV Congressman Alex Mooney


As I discussed this morning with Mike Queen on his radio network, your robust participation with the leadership of the West Virginia Republican Liberty Caucus, last Saturday afternoon in Parkersburg, was greatly appreciated and well received.

You were straightforward, sincere, and sympathetic.

Those at the meeting especially appreciated your robust initiative in hosting a question and answer session and responding to concerns about individual liberty, accountability, and empowerment.

It is our further prayer and hope that our nation’s congressional leadership will listen more carefully to these concerns and support these principles, especially now, when our Constitution hangs by a thread.

Your friend,


Mar 01

Bearing Up @ Hedgesville, West Virginia Library

At the Hedgesville, WV Library

Dec 05

Davy Crockett & the Sockdolager

When I just was a young sprat, the Walt Disney television show about the life of Davy Crockett, the hero of the Alamo, was the favorite of me and my pals. We all even persistently pestered our parents until they allowed all us to get and proudly wear coonskin hats. Much later in my life, …

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At the EPBA Meeting

EPBA Photo

At the Eastern Panhandle Business Association (EPBA) Meeting  

Apr 26

The League of Liberty (& Life)

  “Heroes for Hire”, a Christian group who works with children, were proud to pose with former West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump!

Feb 10

A Straight Shooter

Larry  D. Kump is a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, and, as a former legislator, has sponsored the West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act, supports Constitutional Carry (means the 2nd Amendment is our carry permit) and will always fight to preserve our right to keep and bear arms.

Jan 31

The Voice of “Reason”

“Individualist in the Oddest Place” by John Dentinger (a free lance writer in Los Angeles) Condensed from “Reason” magazine, “Spotlight”, November 1986 When he recently took up genealogy, Larry D. Kump was thrilled to find that he is a kinsman of Patrick Henry. The last place you’d expect to find Henry’s literal or spiritual descendent …

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Aug 31

My Boogie-Woogie Blessing

When I arrived customarily early for last Sunday morning’s worship services, Sister Karen Speis already had arrived even earlier, and was practicing hymns on the chapel organ. So, I teasingly asked her if she could play “Boogie-Woogie”, and she immediately played a snippet of it for me. Sometimes, it’s the little quirky kindnesses which really …

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Aug 15

An EPA Product – Just for You!

Introducing the New EPA Logo Shirt: Despair, Inc. (www.despair.com) was recently contacted by the PR firm on retainer by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). They specialize in damage control media, yet even they felt out of their depth when dealing with how best to spin the most unthinkable of environmental disasters- one actually CAUSED BY …

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Aug 13

“Who Moved My Cheese?”

Roger, Truly, my tongue cannot begin to tell the extent of my gratitude to you, for traveling such a great distance and spending so much of your time with me today at the West Virginia State Capitol. Your vision of and success in using public policy in other jurisdictions, to synergize the empowerment of individuals …

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Aug 08

Do Mountaineers always pay the Fee?

Mountaineer citizens always have had a difficult time of it, especially when we attempt to visit our state legislators and personally participate in the legislative process at the West Virginia State House. Part of this problem is the scant availability of parking spaces at the State House. So why, when our state tax revenues now …

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Aug 07

Free Ice Cream!

The Presidential election was heating up, and some grade school children were showing an interest. The teacher decided that having an election for a class president would be a good civics lesson. The students would choose the nominees. The nominees would make campaign speeches, and the class then would vote. There were many nominations. Sam …

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Aug 06

Wayne & the Website

This website was under repair and renovation for several weeks, and it now pleases me to announce its restoration and to also share this email exchange between me and Wayne Platt Smith: —–Forwarded Message—– From: wpsmith Sent: Aug 5, 2015 To: “Larry D. Kump” Subject: It’s (been) a Wonderful Life! Hi Larry, Thanks for your …

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Jul 08

Planes (but not cars & buses)

Jared, Thank you and the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) ever so much for attending and participating in last night’s meeting of the West Virginia Eastern Panhandle Regional Airport Authority. Your pledge to share suggestions and insights from similarly situated airport operations throughout the United States is a tremendous resource and blessing for folks …

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Jul 06

Dr. Seuss Knew, Too!

Dr. Seuss knew the importance of preserving and protecting our God given rights and responsibilities of individual liberty, personal accountability, and personal empowerment: “…You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And …

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Jun 25

Citizen Courtesy for Taxpayers?

As published by “The Journal” newspaper: By Larry D. Kump – Falling Waters, West Virginia Your recent editorial, calling for further review of the state-funded Highway “Courtesy Patrol” and its lavish executive staff salaries, was well put and should be a legislative action item. Especially now, when our governor had to cut state spending in …

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Jun 05

C. S. Lewis & Lewis Carroll

In a previous posting (see “C.S. Lewis & Common Core”), I conflated references to C. S. Lewis and Lewis Carroll. Having since corrected that posting, the tandem truths taught by both men named Lewis continued to tag at my thoughts. C.S. Lewis warned us about losing our right to chose our own path in his …

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