Journal of Texas School Women Executives, Volume II, Issue 1 2013 Right in American politics and evidence of some government support of voluntary prayer in public schools highlights the pro-prayer side of the debate. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush attempted to restore voluntary prayer to the nationâ€™s schools. However, the most fundamental issue in the school prayer debate is the idea of governmentimposed religion. When all of the emotion on both sides is removed, fundamentally neither side supports a national religion. It is important to remember that the United States exists today because the founders sought to live in a country free from government interference, especially concerning religion.