Protect free expression

While preparing an elders quorum lesson for a class in two weeks, I came across this quote.

“[Free] expression is a vital part of the eternal principle of free agency and must be preserved and protected.” (Marvin J. Ashton, ?¢‚Ǩ?ìRated A,?¢‚Ǩ¬ù Ensign, Nov 1977, 71)

I was wondering what thoughts, if any, is brought to your mind when you read that quote.