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Each week, the editor’s of LA Progressive pick what they regard as a particularly insightful comment from one of our readers, both to draw attention to one particular reader’s thoughts and to encourage more readers to weigh in with their opinions. This week’s pithy "Feedback Friday" response comes from Thomas Mohr, who commented on Williams J. Astore's "America Needs a Stronger Anti-War Movement:"

Stronger Anti-War Movement

Starting in 1969 and until the troops left Vietnam in 1974, I and many of my friends were actively involved in protesting this senseless war.

The fact that I was subject to be drafted if I didn’t maintain my grades in college was not the only reason I was against this conflict.

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The taking of another life went against everything I had ever been taught in Sunday School as well as lessons I learned from my parents.

My father served in World War 2 and told my older brother and I stories about it. It wasn’t easy for him to speak of his experiences.

Thank you William for your work in bringing about awareness of our militaries need for oversight.