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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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 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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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



Sep 16

What do You think?

West Virginia’s Governor is proposing our next year’s State Budget, and that proposal recommends siphoning off another $100 million from our “Rainy Day” fund, in order to deal with an ongoing budget shortfall. Meanwhile, some of West Virginia’s Legislative Leadership also are proposing increases in our State taxes and fees. And, in regard to our …

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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.


“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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Nov 24

Classical Wisdom

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

Nov 21

News Flash!

Reprinted (with some editing, for a “G” rating) from “The Onion” newspaper:

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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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 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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Oct 03


Often, when elected and wanna-be elected officials advocate their position(s), they profess that they merely are responding to the voices of their constituents. Which therein begs the question: Which constituent voices should matter the most? My simple solution to this cipher is to carefully consider the merits and consequences of all constituent concerns, and then …

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Sep 26

Traffic Cameras & Box Trolls

Curious about the grass-roots reaction to the proposal floated again yesterday at the meeting of the Berkeley County Council with area state legislators (to authorize automated traffic cameras and fines in West Virginia), I did an informal survey this morning among patrons here at the North Berkeley County Library in Spring Mills. Each and every …

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