Subject: File No. S7-08-09

February 19, 2010

The uptick rule needs to be reinstated to its original state before 2007. Shorting is needed in the stock market, but obviously leaving the door open to rampant manipulation by "Big Money" is not the answer. Naked shorting and blatant manipulation by "Big Money" cannot and should not be allowed. Please help, as I am just an average hard working American trying to make an honest living, and trying to save for a decent retirement. Hopefully, with some hard work and sound investments, I will be able to support myself and my family in my latter years, instead of being dependent on the government for their support. I truly believe that the powers that be, the SEC, will make the right decision and allow prosperity for all, not just the chosen few.