Here’s what he said to Congress when they tried to intimidate him into “naming names” during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.
“I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs. I think these are very improper questions for any American to be asked, especially under such compulsion as this.”
He paid with a ruined career – which he eventually revived – and he outlived in good health all the bastards who tried to grind him down.
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TAP – A great voice and song writer. Many will not even have heard of him. He stood up against the bullies, and sacrificed his career for his principles. I played Little Boxes when learning to play the guitar as a teenager in the 1960s! I thought it fitting to mark his passing with a Tap Blog mention.