To the editor, I feel that the title given to my piece in the Nov. 16 issue, "U.S. a terrible example of free speech's ideals," misrepresents it. I do believe in free speech - it is central to a true democracy. I also know this country has not achieved a true democracy yet. There is no democracy under capitalism, but the struggle is not over. If anything, the loss of so many of your rights under the pretense of "a war on terror" may remind people of the real struggle.