Change does not always equal progress. Sometimes it is best to continue with the same philosophies and just adjust a few small things if necessary. Many times change can harm the way things are and cause great harm to a person or society. Sometimes change is needed, but it has to be carefully studied.
The world is a quickly changing place. This rapid change in the world is not always in the right direction. Sometimes certain changes seem like good ideas until time passes and we realize that it was a mistake. In a America they passed the patriot act after terrorist attacks on the world trade towers. The people at the time thought that it was progress. Years later people realized that they gave up some of their own personal freedoms with the signing of the patriot act and that progress wasn't being made, but that they had actually taken a step backwards from freedom.
I think that is a silly statement. There is change all of the time. Throughout history there has been change. Would you call Hitler's change or the Soviet Union's kind of change progress. That would be a mistake to call change such as that progress. Even Obama in his slogans are wrong for saying things like that.
I do not believe change always equals progress. Change is simply that, something different. Progress is great but sometimes it's not necessary if simply taking a side step fixes a problem. Not all change is about moving forward and there's nothing inherently wrong with old policies if they still perform and function to the countries benefit.
No, change can be negative, rather than equal progress. A person who progress into substance abuse and an addiction has changed in a negative way. A road that deteriorates and becomes full of pot holes has changed in a negative way. A ruthless government that takes over has changed a country for the worse. There are lots of examples.