The Liberty Clubhouse location at 18 Grafton St, Worcester, MA is no more (sold to a real estate developer) - but the spirit of Liberty survives!
Check back during summer 2015 for future events - location(s) unknown!
Tentatively - June 7th, 2015 in Peabody there may be a Liberty/grassroots meetup.
Welcome to Liberty Clubhouse.
Hi, my name is Bradford Wyatt, I'm the former small business owner of a Worcester manufacturing company (New England Diamond Corporation), that previously employed 119 people, and manufactured diamond cutting tools (to cut granite counter tops, concrete, asphalt, etc).
After being unable to compete in Massachusetts, due to over-regulation, the high tax burden/cost of living/energy costs, and obtuse legal environment (multiple trivial lawsuits), In 2007, I sold my business via an asset sale, but kept the historic (and sentimental) Osgood Bradley Building.
Located at 18 Grafton St, Worcester, MA - Adjacent to Union Station, I-290, and the Canal District, the Osgood Bradley Building is very central to Massachusetts, and all of New England.
My goal is to develop the building (mixed use perhaps?) and help improve Worcester, but in the meantime, with 144,000 square feet (mostly empty), I decided to rent out space to Liberty oriented organizations.
The Liberty Clubhouse itself is about 1000 Sq. Ft of space on the 4th floor of the Osgood Bradley Building that I (Bradford Wyatt - private citizen) rent each month. The Liberty Clubhouse started out as a convenient location for Liberty groups to meet in late 2007 to protest the unjust perpetual wars and billionaire bank bailouts, both political agenda's supported by leadership in BOTH major parties (Republican and Democrat)!
Pro-Liberty organizations, often underfunded, (such as Massachusetts Tea Party, Worcester Tea Party, Greater Boston Tea Party, Mass Fiscal Alliance, MassLPA, Fully Informed Jury, Camp Constitution, Oathkeepers, and many others), are able to reserve the LibertyClubhouse meeting space when needed for an event. Any pro-liberty group can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to start a conversation, and perhaps reserve space for their event. I usually do not agree 100% with ANY organization that rents my space, however, I think getting people involved in the political process is good for America. I do not ask for, nor will I accept donations for space rental, HOWEVER, I do appreciate it if groups clean up after themselves, and supply toilet paper, or paper towels, or water to share with the next group.
I am the VOLUNTEER Massachusetts State Coordinator for the NON-PARTISAN Campaign for Liberty, and completely believe in their mission statement "To promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity". However LibertyClubhouse.org is NOT associated with C4L in any way, shape, or form. LibertyClubhouse.org is SOLELY Bradford Wyatt's outlet to promote Liberty, via events, emails, and phone banking.
I am a husband, father, and small businessman, not a politician. Currently I enjoying serving my town on the Boylston School Committee, and I encourage everyone I meet to get involved and volunteer within their local communities. It is very satisfying to make a positively difference locally, that you can see. One of the best books I ever read was "The Servant", by James Hunter. I highly recommend that 'servant leadership' approach towards living life.
I graduated from St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, MA in 1987. I then graduated in 1991 from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in Computer Engineering, and an additional degree in Mathematics. Fresh out of college, I worked at a technology startup (hardware, software, networking, programming, and everything in between), then customized financial database software for distributed reporting for a large, multi-site educational corporation, and finally started at New England Diamond Corporation where I installed database technology and wrote customized bar-code tracking software to integrate operations and accounting reports, before I moved into managing operations, integrated accounting, technical product sales(technical - meaning early entry concrete cutting), and then finally ownership. Due to global economic forces (and certainly not helped by antagonistic local, state, and federal public policy that discouraged manufacturing and wealth creation), I sold the 47 year old company, and began to look for best solutions to redevelop the historic Osgood Bradley Building.
One of my favorite quotes: John F. Kennedy, in 1962 said, "It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now ... Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus."
I truly believe that we need to encourage small business and entrepreneurship, across the spectrum, rather than just targeted tax incentives for the politically favored. Raised by a grandfather that produced plastic products, and a father, who began life as an orphan and build a successful diamond blade manufacturing company, I firmly believe in prosperity through wealth creation, not poverty through wealth redistribution!
Volunteering and Serving Others In Liberty,
--Bradford Wyatt May 1st, 2011
(Left) My younger brother Zack and I standing besides the steel cores (Raw Materials) that we used to manufacture diamond blades in the Osgood Bradley Building
(Right) My son Brad Jr., wife Duffie, and myself holding daughter Hannah @ Disney World
These are some of the patriotic letters that New England Diamond sent out in the late 1970's
(Left) And, my grandfather's sign from his plastics factory (that for some reason I liked as a kid), and my father in 1960's.
(Right) My father with partners Bill Todd, Ross Burtchell, and Paul Laforte at the start of N-E-D (New England Diamond)
Peter next to our 11 1/2 foot diamond blade at a trade show, most likely Stone Expo, or World of Concrete