Mar 31

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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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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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,


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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Jun 03

C.S. Lewis & “Common Core”

C.S. Lewis wrote “Willing Slaves of the Welfare State”. Writing generations before the increasingly heavy hand of government bureaucracy and nationalized programs such as “Common Core”, Lewis proclaimed the prosperity principle that we are ‘happier, and happier in a better way” with “the freedom of mind”. Moreover, Lewis also doubted whether we can enjoy individual …

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May 29

2nd Amendment Issues

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May 06

A Signal for Safety

After years of patient and persistent petitions by me and others, a traffic signal finally is being installed at the intersection of Grade Road and Route 11 in the Marlowe/Falling Waters, West Virginia area. Moreover, of all of those who were sincerely concerned and working on this growing and snarling traffic snafu, the most persistent …

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Apr 29

“Core” Constitutional Concerns

All citizens should be concerned about and committed to excellence in our local schools. That’s why West Virginia Delegate Mike Folk (R-BerkeleyCounty) should be lauded for his recently filed “Common Core” lawsuit. The litigation is being funded at his own expense, and on behalf of his school age children and other Mountaineer families. This challenge …

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Apr 23

John, Frank, & “Mr. Smith”

Recently, in a speech at Hillsdale College, political science professor John Marini used filmmaker Frank Capra to warn all of us about our nation’s relentless rush down the road to ruin. Using Capra’s cinematic celebration of our God-given natural rights, Dr. Marini lamented the recent rise of the destructive doctrine of class warfare in our …

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Apr 17


An open letter to Lala Mooney, mother of West Virginia Congressman Alex Mooney: Lala, It previously was my sincere belief that I had a reasonable conception of the ongoing and draconian conditions of privation and misery that are being endured by the people of Cuba, under the Castro regime. However, your recent remarks at the …

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Feb 24

Hollywood’s Oscars & the Grouch

The puzzling political pandering at the recent Academy Awards burlesque really wasn’t much of a surprise for me, even though the Tinsel Town Tinhorns did trigger my gag reflex. Their staged shenanigans simply were a sad scenario of those who do “make-believe” for a living, preaching their personal political perspectives. However, upon returning to the …

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