No one who’s subject to direct taxation is ever free.
Direct taxation is extortion. It forces individuals to be the subjects and slaves of others. Whether the others are the few or the many — matters not.
Labor, services, ownership, and personal property transfers should never be allowed to be taxed by any level of government.
Taxes should be mainly levied on non-essential consumption and it should be higher on things which do more harm to people and the environment.