BULL.... where did you get this crap ??? 6 family Lines of my ancestors came here from England & Scottland from 1670-1687, and all due to the persecution, etc. that was going on there if someone didn't adhere to the tenets of the Church of England, and the King imprisioning people for just about anything (at a whim). Most were Quakers, and they were also pushing for "people's rights" , and wrote about it extensively.......
They were being put into prison for indefinite times by the King for pushing for ..... people's right to own land, not be imprisioned without due process, the rule of law, freedom of speech, freedom of religion... you know... most of the things that all ended up in the Constitution 100 yrs later. This had been going on in England since the 1640's or earlier.
Don't know what history you are reading, but the King was also constantly trying to tell the Continental Congress to enact this or that, and they were holding him off or telling him to forget it..... and he was sending troops, etc. to enforce them.
I even have letters they wrote to those still in England, and one's they wrote back.... and it was not the place you paint it to be, and most of them here... were telling those in England to "get out while you are still alive and can". Most , would not leave anything in their wills to anyone still in England, as they put it .... "due to the Wars and unrest there, we do not know if they are still alive or not to leave any property or possession to ".