Originally Posted by Totenkopf
As the head of Britain's empire, though, it was only natural (and right) he would be the main focus of the litany of complaints/charges.
Plus it made more sense. When the war for independence was over, they still wanted to trade with Great Britain. It was more prudent to go after the King than to further alienate trade partners, friends and family.
The founding fathers were brilliant men, but more importantly they had common sense.