This system, government, was not founded with the intention of bringing and sustaining happiness to humankind, but rather to sustain the human race. To make humans dominant for as long as possible. To keep us alive.
It may sound unsettling to state it in that way, but survival was always the intrinsic motivator. Government focuses on the objective, the universal, rather than the subjective, the individual.
That having been said, which is more important? Solely the dominance of the objective human race, or the abstract freedom of the individual?