Hidden in the book “Philosophy in the Boudoir” by Marquis de Sade one can find the text “Frenchmen, some more efforts if you wish to become republicans”. The marquis writes: “I therefore ask that we not limit ourselves to letting all religions exist equally side by side; instead, I desire the freedom to scorn or mock all religions; the people who gather in some temple to invoke the Eternal in their fashion should be seen as stage actors, whom everyone is permitted to laugh at.”
Nowadays the purity of mockery has become doubtful. Often mockery has a hidden agenda. But I'm all in favor of the idea that elected officials should be seen as stage actors, whom everyone is permitted to laugh at.