A friend of The Refugee always laughs when someone justifies themselves as a good human being "Because they never killed anyone." As if scoring 10% on the Ten Commandments is a passing grade.
Heh. Well, he is (er, was) French. Grade on a curve?
It's not asserting that he's a good person just because he didn't kill anyone, but making a distinction between him and government. Depardieu never collaborated to send 75,000 Jews to concentration camps, and he never threatened anyone with kidnapping or death because the other party didn't "pay up" (which is what government does when you don't pay taxes).