Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: David S Roberts

May 31, 2009

The uptick rule has served the public well for many decades. Recent destruction of value in the markets was severely increased as a result of the removal of of the uptick rule.

I strongly urge the SEC to reinstate the uptick rule exactly as it existed prior to its removal without modification.

I further urge the SEC to reinstate naked short selling rules and to enforce these rules to the fullest extent possible under the law.

I wish to thank the SEC for providing this opportunity to provide comment.