Today’s radio commentary:
1.26 million. That’s a really large number. Here are some comparisons for you. 1.26 million is about the size of the entire population of Dallas, Texas, the ninth-largest city in the United States. It’s about the number of abortions performed in the U.S. in 2005. 1.26 million is about the number of charities and private foundations registered with the IRS as of March of this year.
1.26 million is especially significant for me because it’s the number of votes cast for one-man, one-woman marriage in Wisconsin in November of 2006, just four years ago. Almost 60% of Wisconsin voters cast their ballots in favor of an amendment to Wisconsin’s state constitution that protects the definition of and the institution of marriage in Wisconsin. That’s quite a majority.