The problem is overpopulation. The solution to which is pretty simple: stop shitting out kids.
If you're not a hypocrite, then you must wish your parents didn't "shit you out" either.
you can always tell the tollways from the freeways -- they're far less well maintained
Not true in Dallas - the NTTA (North Texas Tollway Authority) has the best-maintained roads in the metroplex, and they build new road sections and overpasses in a matter of months, not years. Compare that to the I-35 freeway, which is in many places riddled with uneven surfaces, pocked blacktop, and outdated, rusty overpasses. The NTTA even did local drivers a huge favor by increasing the speed limits to 65 or 70 mph, after an extensive safety study found minimal difference in accident rates. And they provide free roadside assistance to all motorists.
as the private businesses which own them are interested in extracting as much profit as possible
I'm happy to pay their monopolistic tolls daily in exchange for a smooth ride and fast commute. They're one example of a business that is giving the customer what they want. And those that don't want to pay can always ride the side roads, which are free, although the extra gas and time they spend at lights more than outweighs the toll cost.
But NTTA is probably an exception. The Pennsylvania Turnpike (which isn't even THAT bad) still often has potholed sections, and their union labor takes forever to get even the smallest projects done. I've seen bridge repairs take multiple years up there. Not sure if it's their own greed, the unions' greed, or both.
The so-called difficulty regarding the non-physical state is only a difficulty when the narrow-minded (and haughty) assumption is made that the physical is all there is.
The word "science" originally meant "knowledge" or "to know". i.e. follow the truth wherever it leads, even if it suggests that there must be a non-physical state able to interact with the physical. There is no proof that knowledge is restricted only to the physical dimension.
It is often because men are afraid to give any leeway to the possibility of God existing that they outright deny the non-physical.
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. -- Bill Vaughn