Explain why some aspects of the U.S. Congress are democratic and some aspects are not democratic.
There is still a democratic aspect to Congress in that the people that are elected to serve as representatives are elected by their citizens they are serving. The actual functionality of Congress however, is not as democratic. There are strong views from both sides of the political parties on almost every issue so it is hard for the representatives to get a passing vote much of the time. This creates the need for certain members to have more power which takes away some of the democracy. By giving the party leaders more power to shape policy, Congress is taking away some of the processes of deliberation that were put into place to make sure that all points of views and all sides were given their due.