He called the circumstances in Syria a no-win situation. No one knows who's on what side and military intervention from the U.S. could escalate the conflict further.
Norm Steenstra, who works with the Citizen Action Group, gave Obama credit for going to Congress.
"He basically gave Congress and the American people involvement in the decision," Steenstra said. "That's something that didn't really happen before."
He said the government could fund one head-start program in West Virginia, which already are facing cuts with the government sequester, with the funds it would cost to build and fire a cruise missile on Syria.
Zuckett said they had a positive reaction from the public in the area. No one heckled them, he said.
Cindy O'Hara, 29, of Kanawha City, held a quickly made cardboard sign that read, "War no more." She said action against Syria could spur retaliation against the U.S. by Iran, China and Russia, all of which have asked the U.S. not to intervene.
"Death is death," said O'Hara, who sells essential oils. "It would be different if we had ships going into Syria to help maybe evacuate people that don't want to be there."
Nurse Rachel Perry, 41, said the U.S. didn't need to police the whole world, especially when the cost is American lives and tax dollars.
Zuckett was glad to hear Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was suspending his week of plans in the Mountain State to go back to Washington to learn more about the situation.
Manchin said he was pleased Obama's decision to ask Congress. He planned to attend briefings with the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees and others to ensure he had all the necessary information.
"The decision to authorize the use of U.S. military force and weapons is one of the most difficult that a country can make, and is not one that should be made without all of the available facts or without the consultation of Congress," Manchin said in a statement.
Zuckett urged West Virginians to contact their representatives and ask them to vote no.
Contact writer Ashley B. Craig at ashley.cr...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4850.