Who said anything about roads? Roads are in the constitution, phones are not.<quoted text>
As a boy, I lived on a farm. We lived there because we farmed the land, not because we didn't appreciate modern conveniences. We didn't have running water. That meant we had to use an outhouse. A bath meant we had to get water from the well, and heat it on our wood burning stove. Did we like it? No.
Without the roads we wouldn't have been able to get our crops to market.(Thank that crazy liberal Eisenhower for the interstate system, which now provides your livelihood.)
We were very grateful for electricity and the telephone (neither of which we could have afforded if we had to string our own lines.) When there were emergencies, the telephone was often a life saver(literally.) I'm glad that the folks in government back then didn't share your ideas about rural life.
My father grew up the same way: no running water, no natural gas, no electricity. Not once have I ever heard him say he wished government would have taken other people's money and give it to them so they could have had a more comfortable life.
And what were you doing on a farm as a boy? Was it your parents farm? If so, it was they that decided to give you that kind of life. We have no choice of what kind of life we wish to have until we reach the age of 18 and then make our own decisions.
I'm sure there are plenty of Amish kids who grew up with less than you. Many continue the order but others leave.
It's amazing how people survive without the federal government. Until the nanny state came along, it's a wonder how we didn't become extinct.