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.
Coats was fired for violating workplace policy, not because he had possession of legal marijuana.
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.
Because anxiety can be suppressed with medications, firing the employees is not allowed.
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.
Alcohol and marijuana are both legal in Colorado, yet employees who smoke are scolded.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Coats was wrongfully fired, as he only used marijuana to ease his lingering pains.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
Discriminating against him isn’t fair, since marijuana was used to ease the pain from his spasms, nothing more.
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.
Coat smoking marijuana posed no danger to his coworkers as he smoked from the comfort of his home.
7. Omar Gonzalez didn’t penetrate deep into the White House because of the swift actions of Secret Service agents.
Swift actions from the Secret Service agents stopped 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 Secret Service allowed the breach to occur is under question, while the actions they responded with are not.
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.
Secret Service chief Julia Pierson’s incompetence may cost her the job, but her testimony before Congress yesterday will not be the cause.
10. Secret Service agents didn’t use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.
Deadly force from the agents was not used as the intruder was carrying a 4 inch blade.