No, you're recognizing your need to ignore context... as usual.
Fact: The people of each independent state, ratified the Constitution for their own state: independently.
They did not do so as a single group, with any stipulated intention of uniting them as dependent states of a new independent unified state named "The United States of America."
Therefore your insinuation that the Constitution altered any state's independence, is not supported by any evidence.
And again: it wasn't even claimed by the federal government, because of that very fact.
On the contrary, the federal government claimed that the Constitution did not form a new union among the states; but that it continued the same one formed in 1774.
Which did not happen, and was never an independent state.
You're the one who has trouble, providing citation... you know, for context.
The context of the relationship between the states and the United States IS the US Constitution. That the United States existed in prior forms ie the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation, does not change the plain text of the US constitution.
The projection you employ is mildly entertaining though.