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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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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Feb 13

How Do You Like Them Apples?

As shared yesterday morning with the Berkeley County Council, our area long has been well known for productive orchards. In more recent years, Berkeley County also has become the apple of West Virginia’s eye for our energetic economic environment. With the recent announcement of the start up of a new Proctor & Gamble manufacturing plant …

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Feb 07

Who’s on First?

Mountaineers are rightly and woefully weary of gratuitous government,steadily sniping away at our personal prerogatives and privacy. That’s why West Virginia Delegate Jill Upson is right on target with her sponsorship of HB 2610. This legislation would make applications, permits, and renewal applications for carrying a concealed weapon not subject to public disclosure. Jill’s proposal …

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Jan 29

Another Marvelous Work & a Wonder

It’s been yet another marvelous work and a wonder for me to count my many blessings and then prayerfully express my profound gratitude to God for both the blessings of freedom and faith. In addition to myriad other adventures, my most recent reflections have included the memory of being both unemployed and homeless when I …

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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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