Aug 11

First Voter

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

Jul 30

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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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.

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“Do You Own Your Own Blood?”

Photo: Delegate Kump has introduced legislation (HB 4223, Judiciary Committee) to protect your 4th Amendment Rights in WV.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>In 2013 the West Virginia State Legislature passed legislation that allows a police officer to force you to submit to a blood test without a warrant.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Or give up your driver's license for at least 45 days!</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>This law was already judged un Constitutional in Missouri, and is a clear violation of your 4th Amendment Protection of your "person, papers and possessions" </p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>For if your blood is not your property, what is?
Delegate Kump has introduced legislation(HB 4223, Judiciary Committee) to protect your 4th Amendment Rights in WV. In 2013 the West Virginia State Legislature passed legislation that allows a police officer to force you to submit to a blood test without a warrant.Or …give up your driver’s license for at least 45 days!This law was already judged un Constitutional in Missouri, and is a clear violation of your 4th Amendment Protection of your “person, papers and possessions”For if your blood is not your property, what is?

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 17

Pumphandle, West Virginia News

It’s a slow day in the small village of Pumphandle, West Virginia. Times are tough. The streets are deserted. Everyone is in debt, and most of the local folks are living on credit. A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk. He tells …

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Dec 10

About the West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 & the West Virginia Legislature

About West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 & the West Virginia  Legislature West Virginia House of Delegates District #59 includes precincts # 39, 40, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 52, and 55 in Berkeley County and precincts # 21, 23, 24, and 25 in Morgan County. Visit WV Secretary of State for more information …

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Aug 26

Super Low Levy Vote Previously Predicted

The following message was shared this morning with “The Journal” newspaper in response to their Tuesday, August 26th news story about the abysmal voter participation in the Saturday, August 23rd special “Levy” (tax) election in Berkeley County: While Manny Arvon continued and continues to speak about the problem of waiting to the November election for …

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Aug 22

When the Lights go Out

An Open Letter to the Maryland and West Virginia Power Companies, as published by the Herald-Mail newspaper on Friday, August 22nd, 2004: The previous return of electrical power to my home, after its unexpected failure for approximately 48 hours, as a result of such a sudden and violent storm, reminded me anew of how much …

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Aug 14

More News on Taxing (Levy) Questions

Kump receives answers to school levy questions by Jenni Vincent, “The Journal” newspaper MARTINSBURG -Delegate Larry D. Kump didn’t get as much information as he’d hoped from the West Virginia Ethics Commission when he submitted questions about Berkeley County Schools’ Aug. 23 excess school levy, but it didn’t take long to get the state’s reply. …

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Aug 08

Taxing (Levy) Questions & the Response

Berkeley Co. Schools excess levy questioned by Jenni Vincent, “The Journal” newspaper MARTINSBURG – After questions were raised by constituents, Delegate Larry D. Kump is seeking an advisory opinion from the West Virginia Ethics Commission about Berkeley County Schools’ excess levy election scheduled for Aug. 23. Kump said time is important, especially since early voting …

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Aug 02

Update on the “Here Comes the Pet Police” Entry

Alert: The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s proposed new regulations now include a $10.00 initial registration fee as well as additional annual fees of up to $150.00 for each animal or pet covered. These regulations now go to the West Virginia Legislature for further review. Share this message with others, urging all of them to …

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Jul 31

Here Comes the Pet Police!

Alert! Please also see the “Bureaucrats Gone Wild Law Challenged” entry and others on this issue at this website. Lawmakers monkey around with new “dangerous animal” list by Jazz Clark, Morgan Messenger Newspaper A new bill passed by West Virginia Legislature could limit the kinds of animals individuals keep as pets, including giraffes and crocodiles. …

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Jul 28

Does It Take a Village to Raise a Bunny Rabbit?

From the Charleston, West Virginia “Daily Mail” newspaper, and to all of the Elmer Fudds out there: Sunday, July 27, 2014 Delegate wants Legislature to reconsider animals bill By Whitney Burdette, Capitol reporter CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Although the Dangerous Wild Animals Act hasn’t completed the rule making process, one state delegate would like to see …

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Jul 24

“Bureaucrats Gone Wild!” Law Challenged

This has been sent via certified mail to the West Virginia Governor: Governor Earl Ray Tomblin Building 1 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East Charleston, West Virginia 25305 24 July 2014 Re: Special Legislative Session Request on HB 4393 Dear Governor Tomblin, Should you convene another special session of the Legislature in 2014, please give due diligence …

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Jul 22

Undeterred

It is possible that my recent radio interviews on Saturday morning at Shepherd College (Elliot Simon’s “Common Sense” broadcast) and in Huntington on Monday morning (“The Tom Roten Show”) have not been well received by some political party leaders and their ilk. During both programs and when I was asked if I intended to fade …

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Jul 21

On the Way to “Betty’s”

Last Saturday at 9:00 AM, I was a guest on Elliot Simon’s “Common Sense” radio broadcast from Shepherd University, and also had accepted his invitation to join him earlier that morning for breakfast at “Betty’s” restaurant. And so it was that morning, while walking through the West Virginia village of Shepherdstown, that an elderly couple …

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