Sir: If the UN had existed in 1776, the American Revolution would never have happened. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan would have declared George Washington a heinous criminal and intervened, not with Red Coats, but with Blue Caps.
Kofi Annan's pronouncement - and Bill Clinton's approval of it - that national sovereignty is irrelevant and subordinate to the UN's will should give pause to anyone who still believes in a free people's right to self- determinism.
STEVEN A COSTELLO
Lake Jackson, Texas