Word. That's a breath of fresh air. I like your philosophy. I have yet to play the game, as it's DLing as I type this, but is it possible to 'fight' for the Republic, and not necessarily for the jedi order? I guess I'll find out for myself in a couple of minutes. I hope so. Jedi... Sith. They're all the same. They all want to practice the force. Me? I like my laser gunz.
Technically no but you can choose decisions that would benefit the Republic but break a jedi code but you will always be taking orders from the council.