By Samuel Moore-Sobel
Congressman Frank Wolf, who has represented the 10th district for 33 years, announced in December that he will not seek an 18th term in the House of Representatives. As others scramble in an attempt to take his place, they should be forewarned that they have big shoes to fill.
Wolf was no ordinary congressman. Regardless of whether or not you agreed with him politically, it was hard not to admire him and his work on human rights. He secretly traveled to many countries including Iraq and Afghanistan, observing first-hand the conditions that people were enduring. He has been an advocate for Christians persecuted all over the world and has never been ashamed to tell it like it is. In a day when politicians tend to behave in a partisan manner, Congressman Wolf stood up to lobbyist Grover Norquist, refusing to sign his pledge against raising taxes.
Congressman Wolf’s rise to political office is truly an American story. He grew up in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood and by his own admission was not a particularly good student. He ran unsuccessfully for Congress twice, after which most candidates would simply have given up. Yet he persevered, grabbing Ronald Reagan’s coattails and sailing into office in 1980. … Continue Reading