President Obama is preparing to address the American people on Tuesday to get support for a US military strike in Syria.
The action would be in response to a chemical weapons attack last month that killed more than 1,400 people.
But he will have to make a convincing case, because many people in KELOLAND do not think a military strike is the right move.
"Absolutely not," Carolyn Tam said.
"I think we should stay out of it," Ken Zhen said. "I think we shouldn't go by ourselves."
"Absolutely not," Rosalie Groon said.
Strong opinions over the possibility of a US lead air strike against Syria are easy to find on a busy Friday night in downtown Sioux Falls.
"We have more important issues here to deal with rather than going to a war where we don't know how we're going do when it's going to end," Groon said.
The opinions are similar to those polled in a new Pew Research survey.
It finds that by a 48% to 29% margin, more Americans oppose action in response to reports that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons on his own people to gain an upper hand during a deadly civil war.
"There are ramifications if we do go in on what happens and if it is going to stir up the whole Middle East and what it's going to do to us that way," Charlie Holzapfel said.
Three-quarters (76%) of those polled believe US action will likely create backlash or a long-term military commitment.
"We haven't won the last three wars," Tam said. "We didn't win in Korea, we didn't win in Vietnam and we didn't really win in Iraq or Afghanistan. Why do we want to keep doing this? Don't we ever learn?"
But others we spoke to say this issue isn't so cut and dry.
"It's a tough question," Holapfel said. "There is a moral aspect of it with what they did with the chemical warfare and killing the innocent people but do we need to be the world's police department or not?"