The founders of the country were a bit nervous about the existence of an executive branch on the national level and the office of the presidency specifically. Debates existed concerning how much power the office should hold, and how likely some future occupant would attempt to turn the office into a monarchy. This issue is currently contentious especially since the Bush Administration has claimed powers that previous presidents have not. Read the following papers: Federalist #67 and its response in the Anti-Federalist #67. Also read up on John Yoo, a recent Bush Administration counselor who has developed theories supporting what is becoming know as the unitary executive. What current conflicts exist concerning the strength of the presidency and how do these relate to concerns about presidential power expressed during the founding era?