- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 3, 2011

Rioters are running around the streets in Egypt causing violence and chanting for change. The left considers such violence good because change is good - that has always been President Obama’s mantra, after all.

But who is change good for? Certainly not the established citizens who are murdered in the streets. How about the current businesses and the people who are employed or the stability of a working government?

It certainly wasn’t good in Iran when the mobs traded in the shah for murderous, heartless mullahs. But change is good for the ne’er-do-wells, the failures who can’t make it in the current society and want to pickpocket the successful.

It’s time the liberals got over their fascination with change and tried to accomplish something within the strictures of their society. Even if change were to equate with betterment, it would be diminished by its cost in human suffering.


DAVID LAWRENCE

New York, N.Y.