Dedication

This website is devoutly dedicated to all of Larry's friends and associates, both early and late, who have influenced and mentored him. However, it also should be noted that, being who they are, a majority of them have been late most of the time.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Tax Attacks

Tax his land.
Tax his bed.
Tax the table
at which he's fed.

Tax his tractor.
Tax his mule.
Teach him taxes
are the rule.

Tax his work.
Tax his pay.
He works for
peanuts anyway.

Tax his cow.
Tax his goat.
Tax his pants,
and tax his coat.

Tax his ties.
Tax his shirt.
Tax his work,
and tax his dirt.

Tax his body.
Tax his brain.
Tax his air, and
tax his rain.

Tax his water.
Tax his bath.
Take it all.
Take all he hath.

Tax his mother.
Tax his dad.
Tax his simple
homeplace pad.

Tax his tobacco.
Tax his drink.
Tax him if he
tries to think.

Tax his wine.
Tax his beers.
If he cries,
then tax his tears.

Tax his car.
Tax his fuel.
Make him feel like
such a tool.

When he screams,
tax him more.
Tax him 'till
he's good and sore.

Tax his coffin.
Tax his grave.
Tax the sod in
which he's laid.

Put these words
upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me
to my doom!".

When he's gone,
do not relax.
Because then it's time
for inheritance tax!

A Message from Dick & Jane

Dear Mr. Kump,

As voters in your West Virginia House of Delegates legislative district, my wife and I visited your website and began reading it aloud.

We found ourselves nodding our heads after each point, something that is rare in our house regarding politicians.

These are trying times, and our Constitution is "hanging by a thread".

Best wishes in the election - our state and nation need leaders such as you.

We look forward to voting for you and encouraging all of our friends and neighbors to do the same.

Dick and Jane

P.S.: Your website's "Of Mice & Men" entry and video-link gave us a chuckle, but also made us think.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Power of Prayer

Dear Barry,
Thank you ever so much. There is tremendous power in heartfelt and persistent prayer, as you already know.

Larry


Original Message:

Dear Delegate Kump,

I just want to thank you for your service to our great State, and let you know that I prayed for you this morning.

Sincerely,

Barry Stone

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dave's Deposition

The following excerpt of a letter to a local newspaper has been reprinted below, with the permission of the author:

"To the Editor,

...(Delegate) Kump is well-educated, highly experienced and widely respected for his wisdom, fairness and thoughtfulness.

He has over 40 years of prior legislative and public administration skills and experience. These skills and experience include management expertise in managing large budgets and payrolls. This expertise is both on the management and employees' side of the table in multiple jurisdictions throughout our nation. He has drafted and gotten legislation passed into law, often against formidable opposition. He also has experienced both adversity and success in his life. Kump brings to his position an insightful knowledgeable, mature and decisive personality.

He is a strong believer in rock-solid fiscal discipline, enhancing traditional family values, strengthening individual liberty and encouraging personal responsibilities. The citizens of Berkeley and Morgan counties are fortunate to share Kump's services, and the Legislature is especially benefited by his presence.

David Michael Myers"


Footnote: Contributions for Delegate Kump's re-election may be mailed to "Friends of Larry D. Kump", P.O. Box 1131, Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Price is Right

The following is an excerpt from a recent letter to the editor of a local newspaper, shared with the permission of the author:

"Mr. Kump made it clear from the start that he would err on the side of liberty, rule of law and the Constitutions of West Virginia and the United States. As far as I can see, he has lived up to his statements.

Thomas B.B. Price"


Footnote: Contributions for the re-election of Delegate Kump may be sent to "Friends of Larry D. Kump", P.O. Box 1131, Falling Waters, West Virginia 25419-1131.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hamming It Up with Dr. Seuss

I do not like this President man.

I do not like this health care scam.

I do not like these dirty crooks,

or how they lie and cook the books.

I do not like when Congress steals.

I do not like their secret deals.

I do not like this spending spree.

I do not think this stuff is free.

I do not like their smug replies,

when I complain about their lies.

I do not like this lack of hope.

I do not like it: Nope! Nope! Nope!

I do like "Horton Hears a Who". I do! I do!

Postscriptum: One wise wag once made an observation that also applies to some of our elected leaders and wannabe elected leaders, "If we had some ham, we could have ham and eggs - if we only had some eggs!"

Do your part to make your voice heard. Send your contributions to "Friends of Larry D. Kump", P.O. Box 1131, Falling Waters, WV 25419



Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Remembering Martin

The well-intentioned firearms phobia by much of the misinformed media and even some of our elected representatives continues to alarm and worry me.

Many of these folks seem to believe that undermining our "American Excellence", by trampling upon our sacred Constitutional rights, somehow will eliminate depraved violence by the morally corrupt and mentally ill.

And so it went that I continued to pray and ponder about this instant assault upon our citizen rights and liberties, especially those provided by the 2nd and 10th amendments in our Constitution's "Bill of Rights".

Then, I remembered my days long ago, as the student editor of "The Night Crier" at Hagerstown Junior College, and how I was inspired by a poster about Martin.

Martin Niemoller knew first hand why it's so important for each and every one of us to stand up and be counted in our collective pursuit of liberty and individual rights.

He was a Protestant pastor, who spent the last seven years of World War II as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps.

He spoke contemporaneously, and different versions abound about what he said, but it went something like this:

"First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Socialist.

Then, they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then, they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Jew.

Then, they came for the Catholics, and I did not speak out -- Because I was not a Catholic.

Then, they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me."