Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: william w hamilton, jr

February 21, 2010

Individual investors must be able to state their preference on weather or not shares are shortable. We don't let folks borrow our car to depreciate it and then return it. Why should we allow folks without our knowledge to borrow our investments with the purpose of driving the price down. The investment holder should get part of the shorting fee if he or she marks shares as shortable.
you should also limit the size of a shorts position. We need a free market place not a whales market place

Naked shorts should lose the right to trade for 1 year and at least try to catch them folks