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.
Revise: At his workplace, Coats used a legal drug, marijuana, for a legitimate purpose for which he had a prescription, but 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.
Revise: A person with anxiety is allowed to use the correct medication to deal with the issue, and cannot be fired for that.
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.
Revise: In Colorado, marijuana is as legal as alcohol. However, employees do not get fired for going out and having a few beers.
4. Coats shouldn’t have been fired because he was trying to treat the pain he endured on a daily basis.
Revise: Coats should be allowed to treat the pain he endures on a daily basis at work.
5. It’s not fair to discriminate against him because he was able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms by using marijuana.
Revise: Coats should be able to ease the pain of his multiple spasms at work by using marijuana
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.
Revise: Coats smoking marijuana at home is not harmful to anyone at his job.
7. Omar Gonzalez didn’t penetrate deep into the White House because of the swift actions of Secret Service agents.
Revise: The swift actions of Secret Service agents kept Omar Gonzalez from entering 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.
Revise: The Secret Service is compelled to explain its actions because of how the breach occurred.
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.
Revise: Julia Pierson’s incompetence might cost her her job despite her testimony before the congress yesterday.
10. Secret Service agents didn’t use deadly force against the intruder because he was carrying a knife with a 4-inch blade.
Revise: Since the intruder was carrying a knife with a 4 inch blade, service agents didn’t use deadly force against him.