I think you can count the founders of the country in the catagory that had that natural aversion to the idea that central authority and planning is better than the individual and free markets.
You are right, liberals must have some gene that causes them to be blind to their own contradictions and nonsense. For example, they are for "choice" when it involves abortions, but not so keen on "choice" when it comes to health care. Liberals seem to think wealth just happened and that government exists regardless of the private economy or the consent of people. I guess, if you can win a beauty contest, what we call an election, then you are like God and the rest of us just need to get over our ideals of being individuals and entrepenuers.