The Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 50

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Representative John Lewis (D-Ga) shared his thoughts on Facebook:

If the Civil Right Act was before the Congress today, it would not pass, it would probably never make it to the floor for a vote.  this Congress is too afraid to tackle the big issues, too divided to confront our most pressing challenges, and too weak to move America forward.  On this day of all days, I am deeply frustrated that the Congress is being led down a path of indifference. 

Do you agree?  What do we need to do to revive the spirit of the Act and the Civil Rights Movement?