The American loyalists remained loyal to the British Crown after the patriots began The American Revolutionary War. They remained loyal to the British system due to some reasons they saw were good enough their loyalty;
a) They perceived rebellion against the crown( Legitimate government), as morally wrong.
b) Loyalists never opted for violence and as a reason, they were alienated from the patriots were violent action was used.
c) They wanted to take a middle-of-the road position and were angry when forced by the Patriots to declare their opposition.
d) They were procrastinators who realized that independence was bound to come some day, but wanted to postpone the moment.
e) Some were pessimists who lacked the confidence in the future displayed by the Patriots. Others recalled the dreadful experiences of many Jacobite rebels after the failure of the last Jacobite rebellion as recently as 1745 who often lost their lands when the Hanoverian government won.