Herschel puts it as plainly as it can be put:
There is no compromise. There is no cooperation. There is only war between us as long as the collectivists want to enforce their will upon us. There will never be peace. That’s a promise.
Nor should there be. There is liberty, or there is…not. Herschel is talking about guns here, but as far as I’m concerned it works for everything else, too. And as he says, there is no real compromise with socialists; there is only capitulation.