REPUBLIC. A commonwealth; a state in which the exercise of the sovereign power is lodged in representatives elected by the people. Black's Law Dictionary 1st ed.
Is a republic what the Articles of Confederation
created or did it create a confederation of sovereign free and independent States
whereby the people a/k/a free inhabitants
are free to live there lives free of governmental control?
Articles of Confederation : March 1, 1781
I. The Stile of this Confederacy shall be "The United States of America".
1 Corinthians 1:18 "For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."