I guess it's not enough that corporations can buy politicians and run the world government ("Lobbyists Tied to Microsoft Wrote Citizens' Letters," Aug. 23). They've also got to dilute the one last scrap of power available to regular people--grass-roots action. I've heard a lot of talk about the power of a deterrent for individuals. Unless a serious example is made of Microsoft, many thoughtful people will conclude that large corporations are above the law. The corollary is that peaceful means will not suffice to regain control of our lives.