1. Coats wasn’t fired because he was using a legal drug, marijuana, for a legitimate purpose for which he had a prescription. He was fired for violating workplace policy.
Although Coats was using a legal drug, marijuana, for a legitimate purpose for which he had a prescription, he was fired for violating workplace policy.
2. An employer isn’t able to fire a person who has anxiety because they are taking the correct medication to deal with the issue.
An employer is unqualified to fire a person who has anxiety since they take correct medication to deal with the issue.
3. Employees don’t get fired for going out and having a few beers after work because alcohol is legal, but in Colorado so is marijuana.
If employees don’t get fired for going out to drink after work, employees shouldn’t get fired for smoking marijuana after work as well.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Anyone, including Coats, should not be fired for treating the pain they endure on a daily basis.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
Coats prevents multiple spasms by using marijuana so it is not fair to discriminate him.
6. Coats wasn’t harming anyone at his job because he was smoking marijuana but he was doing so on his own time and not at work.
Since Coats smoked marijuana on his own time, he was not putting anyone else at his job in harm.
7. Omar Gonzalez didn’t penetrate deep into the White House because of the swift actions of Secret Service agents.
The swift actions of the Secret Service prevented Omar Gonzalez from penetrating deep into the White House.
8. The Secret Service isn’t being compelled to explain its actions because of the way it responded to the breach of the White House, but how the breach occurred is under question.
How the breach occurred in the White House is more concerning than the Secret Service’s actions they put in place when the situation unfolded.
9. Secret Service chief Julia Pierson won’t be fired because of her testimony before Congress yesterday. Her incompetence might cost her her job though.
Julia Pierson, the Secret Service chief, made a testimony before Congress yesterday but that won’t prevent the consequences of her incompetence.
10. Secret Service agents didn’t use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.
As scary as an intruder carrying a 4-inch blade might be, the Secret Service agents did not use deadly force against him.