Citizens United For Freedom

Campaign Created by: Christopher Rake
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Goal : $100,000

Raised : $16,600

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Hello, my name is Christopher Rake, MD, MPH.  I'm a physician, a follower of Jesus, and a patriot who lost his job because I stood up for freedom. 

You may have seen the now viral video of me being escorted out of UCLA for not taking the Covid injection:

I took the stand I did because I see our country going in a direction that is very dangerous.  Both of my grandfathers bravely fought in World War II to conquer the kind of totalitarianism we are seeing here on our shores.  After inheriting such a legacy of freedom from my grandfathers (and many others) I couldn't--for the sake of my temporary comfort--put my job above my liberties;  I couldn't put my comfort above my freedom. I couldn't leave my children penniless when it comes to the bank of Liberty.  What kind of man would I be, what kind of father would I be, if I did that? 

Some ask why I didn't just take the religious exemption.  After all, I could still be working if I had done that.  There are a few reasons for this.  First, I believe that this is a human rights issue which goes beyond religion.  Atheists have just as much right to their bodies as religious people do.  Furthermore, as a Christian, I know Jesus would have stood to protect all humanity, not just one religious group.  In fact, the Bible says that "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son," not "For God so loved the Christians that He gave..." (John 3:16).  And, so--to stand in unity with every human being--I decided not to avail myself of that out.  Instead, I stand with everyone who desires to avoid this injection, whether religious or not.

Second, in my opinion, to apply for an exemption is to ask permission of another entity in regards to your body.  That is, filiing an exemption, in my opinion, is implicitly agreeing with the totalitarian lie that another entity has some sort of ownership in your body.  On the contrary, if a bully comes to assault you, you don't ask to be exempt from his assault.  Instead, you stand up and tell him--in a loud and affirmative voice--"No!"

As a physician, one of the things that concerns me most about this discussion surrounding vaccine mandates is the complete violation of medical ethics.  One of the pillars of medical ethics is Patient Autonomy.  This inviolable pillar states that each person has the right to make his or her own medical decisions.  Period.  Plain and simple.  A doctor has no right to force his will on his patients.  Neither does your employer.  Or your government.  Period.

So, I stand on all those grounds.  We are pursuing a legal fight against the vaccine mandates and it may go all the way to the Supreme Court.  We need to establish that medical freedom is a fundamental right, protected by the Constitution.  We need to restore ethics to the practice of medicine.

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