It is important for any country to have good citizens. Democracies in particular, rely on good citizenship to make them run smoothly and be successful. Unlike countries that are not democratic or are not free like the United States, some countries have their lives controlled by the government. Therefore, their citizens have less responsibility to make the country thrive. The United States actually depends upon the good citizenship of the members of the population to make it work instead of having the government control the inner workings. The lack of government control gives the United States citizens their freedom.
With that freedom comes responsibility.