PS. And of course, VAT and similar, beside being regressive do not give real representation, as there is not an identified citizen behind the its payment.
PS. Many modern days' King John's Sheriffs of Nottingham, like Jeffrey Sachs, refuse to acknowledge the need for Sherwood Forest type safe havens, where citizens can safeguard resources which can be used to rebuild their nation, for their descendants, once it has freed itself from a plundering king. (And our great Robin Hood a fighter against Prince John, is now cast in the role of a tax-collector for kings...please!!!)
PS. How I dislike the redistribution profiteers... let us diminish their franchise value with a Universal Basic Income