Jan 19

Kump seeks Senate

Falling Waters, West Virginia – Former West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump (2011-2014, Berkeley-Morgan Counties) announced, “After a strong and steady stream of personal pleadings urged me to return to public office in 2016, and after prolonged pondering and personal prayer, I have  made a decision to answer these calls to return to duty. And so, I have agreed …

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Dec 03

Larry’s Bio

Larry D. Kump is a man of modest means, personal integrity, independence, and insight. He is a fighter for our individual liberty, personal accountability, and personal empowerment; as well as for rock solid government fiscal discipline and safeguarding our family values. Moreover, the principles and practice of transparency and accountability in government also are near …

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Dec 02

A 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 01

Kump endorses Mooney

Falling Waters, West Virginia – After being asked to do so by the National TEA Party Express, Larry D. Kump vigorously confirmed his endorsement of the re-election of West Virginia 2nd District Congressman Alex X. Mooney. Acknowledging that a public endorsement of any other political candidate is something that he usually takes pains to avoid, …

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Jun 30

Horton Hears Mark Twain

“To get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” -Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) (I was reading “Horton Hears a Who”, by Dr. Seuss, to pre-school children, at the North Berkeley County Library in Spring Mills, West Virginia.)

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  

Jun 04

New Town Councilor

Christopher Stewart (left), newly appointed to fill a vacancy in the Hedgesvile Town Council, is administered the Oath of Office by West Virginia Delegate Larry D. Kump (right), District #59 (Berkeley-Morgan counties)

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 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

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.

Feb 09

Summer in the State House

Feb 10

Montani Semper Liberi & More

With the previous 150th anniversary of West Virginia, it further fascinated me to read “150 Things You should Know about West Virginia”, by Danny Pettry. Here are just a few fascinating facts about West Virginia, some of which are included in his publication: *Montani Semper Liberi” (“Mountaineers are Always Free”) is our official State Motto. …

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Feb 09

Bar Stool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing. The fifth would pay $1. The sixth would pay $3 …

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Feb 06

Adams Family Values

Nowadays, more so than ever before, citizens are frustrated and worried about the integrity, accountability, and transparency of our elected leaders. Often, this worrisome and weary frustration leads them to despair, to even give up on our system of government, and opt out of involvement as a concerned citizen and informed voter. To this end, some curious …

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Feb 04

News from Pumphandle, West Virginia

It’s a slow day in the small village of Pumphandle, West Virginia. Times are tough. 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 the motel owner that …

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Jan 22

Happy Kump Day!

In 1986, Indianapolis Mayor William H. Hudnut III decreed January 27th to forevermore be known as “Larry D. Kump Day”. In doing so, the mayor praised Larry’s “love and respect for our fellow man” and “his vast wealth of knowledge and experience”. Kump’s “outstanding contributions toward better government and his volunteer church work” also were …

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Jan 13

The Genesis of West Virginia

God was nowhere to be seen for six days. Finally, Michael, the Archangel, found him resting on the seventh day. Michael asked God, “Where have you been?”. God smiled with deep satisfaction, and pointed downward through the clouds, saying, “Michael, look what I created!”. Puzzled, Michael asked, “What is it?”. “It’s a planet”, replied God, …

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Jan 04

The False Gun Control Premise

Our President, stymied by Congress and our divinely inspired Constitution, now is in pursuit of independent executive action to further regulate gun ownership in America. In support of this, one not so wise wag asked me, “How could any reasonable person oppose common sense gun control?” But, wait! You see, this deceptive and delusional use …

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Dec 30

Beam Me Up, Scotty?

Editor Mike Myer’s  recent editorial (“The Intellingencer” newspaper) about the need for further education reform, to reduce both federal as well as West Virginia educational bureaucracy, resonated within the chambers of the hearts of most Mountaineer school teachers.  Further, the recent formation, by the West Virginia Superintendent of Education, of a closed door education commission, …

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Dec 26

A Heartfelt Prayer

The leadership of our nation has lost the confidence of the majority. We are in doubt about who and what would be best for us and our families. The President, Congress, and the Supreme Court even have wrested and wrangled with the interpretation and application of our divinely inspired Constitution. In point of fact, many …

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Dec 23

A Chilling Concern

Recent tragic events have deepened worries about terrorists and how we should cope with evil and the deranged, in order to safeguard both our security and our freedom. Sadly, the President’s first response to the callous carnage in California was for more federal gun control, even though doing so only would have further aborted our ability …

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Dec 10

Our American Crisis

In “The American Crisis”, Thomas Paine lamented, “These are the times that try men’s souls”. That is especially true, here and now, as anxious and fearful Americans seek to be safe and secure. Even so, now also is the time for us to search out and support better than those who persist in pandering to …

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