Originally Posted by houghtam
Question for you:
Did the patriots who fought for freedom in our nation ever target or attack British loyalist civilians? Please explain to us how this was different.
American Patriots definitely subjected American Loyalists to violence and humiliation. But so did Loyalists do the same to Patriots. However, despite what the movie The Patriot would have you believe, it was not an accepted practice by the actual armies to violently attack either side unless they got in their way when it came time to appropriate supplies from the country folk.
I understand what you are saying and I also know that it is damn near impossible to completely avoid killing innocents in any revolution. It's a very valid point. But the American army didn't make it a practice of setting bombs in hotels or putting mines on roads traveled by workers.