This is not a swip at you, pdx rick, just a personal distaste of the phrase.
This term has always bothered me, it is so biased and based upon opinion. I prefer Law Abiding gives the reader something to measure against. To the Domestic Terrorist (proud boys, oath keepers, QAnon, supremacists, etc) I would not be a decent American. Granted there are laws that are unjust and should be repealed, but at least it is a codified measuring stick.
Life is like a PB&J sandwich. The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.