There's no crying. I didn't offer you a dilemma, I made a statement. If we abandon our principles to uphold the rights and liberties of the individual, we become like other despots whom had once ruled over their people. Not by the rights of their people, but by that which was defined to be right by the State. It's simply a true statement. And there was no Godwin appeal either. That was hyperbole on your part. I merely said that we'd be like other despots; which would be true. Despots do not rule by the rights of their people. You're trying to apply more significant meaning in order to make a dismissive statement.
As I said, hyperbole and distortion. Come back if you want to argue your "rights for safety" ideal honestly instead of resorting to intellectually dishonest measures such as hyperbole and appeal to emotion.