Q:What makes a good citizen? A: A good citizen is a person who has rights and responsibilities. A good example of this is obeying rules or laws. A responsibilitycan be paying taxes or voting. There are also things called social law. A social law can be say respecting your friends and be kind. These types of laws are enforced by your friends and society. A federal law however is enforced by the the authorities (police, FBI, CIA). Finally a good citizen has a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities.