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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In Pursuit of Liberty & Alex Mooney

 Kearneysville, WV: Delegate Larry D. Kump delivered a $1000.00 contribution from the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) PAC to 2nd Congressional District Candidate Alex X. Mooney. The RLC officially endorsed Mooney in April.

“Having known Alex X. Mooney for many years, it was both a pleasure and a privilege when the West Virginia Republican Liberty Caucus asked me to present a campaign contribution to him,” said Delegate Larry D. Kump.

“The West Virginia Republican Liberty Caucus enthusiastically endorses the election of Alex Mooney as West Virginia’s next Congressman. “We also endorse and applaud Alex’s principled commitment to individual liberty, personal accountability, and personal empowerment for all Mountaineers,” Kump stated.

The Republican Liberty Caucus is a 527 voluntary grassroots membership organization dedicated to working within the Republican Party to advance the principles of individual rights, limited government and free markets. Founded in 1991, it is the oldest continuously-operating organization within the Liberty Republican movement. Further information and membership to the Caucus may be obtained by visiting .

​ Stephanie E. Butcher RLC-WV




At the EPBA Meeting

EPBA Photo

At the Eastern Panhandle Business Association (EPBA) Meeting  

Aug 11

First Voter

Delegate Larry D. Kump, District #59 (Berkeley-Morgan Counties) was the first Berkeley County voter.

Apr 26

The League of Liberty (& Life)

  “Heroes for Hire”, a Christian group who works with children, were proud to pose with Delegate Larry D. Kump! The West Virginians for Life Political Action Committee (WVL PAC) has endorsed Delegate Larry D. Kump for the 2014 Primary Election to the West Virginia House of Delegates. Dr. Wanda Franz, President of West Virginians for …

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Feb 11

Working Together (with a Puppy) to Stay Independent

“Facing a declared Primary election opponent, I nevertheless have been persuaded to be a candidate for re-election as a Delegate in the West Virginia Legislature in 2014. This decision was made because of my firm conviction and personal passion to continue to be an independent voice on behalf of our personal liberties and responsibilities. Especially …

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Feb 10

A Straight Shooter

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

Feb 09

Summer in the State House

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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Jan 28

A “Most Excellent” Beginning

What a marvelous work & a wonder it has been for me has been to watch the thoughtful and effective way the 2015 West Virginia Legislature is carefully moving steadily forward with real reform of our state government. That’s a huge deal!

Jan 22

Shadows behind Closed Doors – The Closet Caucus

Alert! Please also note the postscript at the end of this entry. Consider the difference in public transparency, accessibility and accountability between the West Virginia State Senate and the West Virginia House of Delegates. The West Virginia State Senate has a closet and unofficial “Junior Rules Committee”, wherein all the myriad senators huddle in a …

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Jan 16

While I was Sleeping

After a long drive to the West Virginia State Capitol yesterday and a series of meetings here, I was sound asleep as soon as I crawled into bed last night. However, a loud pounding on the door soon awakened me. At the door was a drunken stranger, standing in the cold night air and asking …

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Jan 10

Passing Gas?

From “The Journal” newspaper by Mike Holz According to a January 2 article in the Wheeling Intelligencer, Republican legislators are discussing resurrecting failed legislation that would force West Virginia property owners to bow to the interests of corporate entities under a concept known as “Forced Pooling.” Forced pooling, in essence, means forcing uncooperative landowners to …

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Jan 05

Rights Wrangle Redux

Thanks Pat! By copy of this email, I am sharing this newspaper article (see below) with others, asking them to also go and do likewise. Larry . —–Original Message—– From: Pat McGeehan Sent: Jan 2, 2015 12:16 PM To: “Larry D. Kump” WHEELING – Lawmakers may resurrect the debate over forced pooling in West Virginia …

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Dec 27

A Christmas Card Chuckle

A special and oddly musical Christmas card recently was sent to me from West Virginia Delegate Ray Canterbury (R-Greenbrier County). It gave me such a grin that I may have hurt myself. For more of this about that, just ask Ray (

Dec 06

G.F. Miller Gives Up

G.F. Miller’s Saturday, December 6th letter to the editor of the Herald-Mail newspaper (published in Hagerstown, Maryland), laments the increasing loss of accountability in and liberty under our government. That mirrors the concerns felt by a growing number of citizens, including me. However, Miller’s singular surrender of citizen culpability in this regard is more tragic …

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Dec 05

Christmas & Holiday Reflections

None of us would have a fullness of liberties and blessings without the “American Excellence” we especially enjoy as citizens of the United States of America. However, as our world changes all around us, there are fewer and fewer folks who believe in faith based justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity. Further, the continued …

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Nov 24

Classical Wisdom

Cogito ergo spud (I know that *I yam) *with apologies to “Popeye”

Nov 15

Gunga Din

Received from David “Navy Dave” Woods : Larry, In the various channels of life I’ve trodden, I guess the terns government, military, academic, & civic cover my record in fewest words. In the military in general and the navy in particular, we use the phrase “an officer and a gentleman” to apply to certain select …

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Nov 12

Buying Green Bananas

What’s It Like to Lose an Election to a 17-Year-Old Girl? by Tim Cavanaugh “National Review” magazine November 5, 2014 For West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump, the 2014 midterm election brought an additional sting beyond the pain that normally comes with being a man of a certain age. The libertarian-leaning Republican had to watch …

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