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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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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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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Dec 10

A Christmas Greeting & Reminder

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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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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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 11

A Bad Idea

After the recent meeting of the Berkeley County Council with West Virginia state legislators from Berkeley County, wherein it was proposed by the County Council that legislation be approved to allow automated speed cameras in West Virginia, the following information was shared with me by a concerned Mountaineer citizen: There are myriad problems with speed …

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Oct 22

Update on the West Virginia “Pet Police”

Yesterday, I gave a copy of the over 150 pages of already existing federal regulations on pets, as well as the 2014 legislative roll calls on the votes that gave “Pet Police” authority to the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, to Delegate Kelli Sobonya (R-Cabell), who serves on the House of Delegates Rules Committee. Remember, …

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Oct 21

Eight Important Votes!

At the request of Tom Price, one of my constituents, I have put together a list of eight specific votes by the West Virginia House of Delegates during the 2014 sessions (includes extended & special sessions), all of which I believe are noteworthy. In addition to the vote totals and status of each bill (legislative …

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Oct 09

Scary Stuff

Columbia Law Professor Phillip Hamburger previously pointed out what most of us Americans already knew: government rules and regulations are plundering our personal prosperity and liberty. In a May 6th 2014 speech at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship, in Washington, D.C., he reviewed the history and danger from …

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Oct 04


Omigosh! The recently received and following email message simply was too gratifying and uplifting to refrain from sharing, done with the permission of the author: Delegate Kump, I have looked forward to the information you put out to the people you represent. I have looked forward to the correspondence, back and forth, with you. I …

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