The Loyalists wanted to pursue peaceful form of protest because they believed that violence would give rise to mob rule or tyranny. So that's why they didn't believe in independence . That's why they didn't want independence from Britain
Patriots wanted the Thirteen colonies to gain independence from Britain. ( wanted to create their own laws and more.
I believe that the Patriot won the argument because they wanted to make laws in there state and the other state like the U.S of America and just wanted independence in there state overall