Democracy is two wolves and sheep voting on what's for dinner. Liberty is a well armed sheep willing to contest the vote.
But did they figure out what it cost "the people" to do it? And where did they cut that money from?
I don't know of any hard stats on the subject, and at any rate the "protection" or "stripping" of civil rights is, unfortunately, a subjective evaluation. There is no metric I'm aware of that would allow you to make a statement like, "Well, over the last 10 years the Republicans decreased our freedoms 2.4%, but those lousy Democrats have decreased them 50%!"
So, yeah, it's opinion and not fact.
You know that there isn't, or otherwise you would've presented it.
Feel free to give up the posturing any time now, seeing as how it is completely without any factual basis whatsoever.