Is she the only salon owner in her community? Highly doubtful. I’m guessing that some of the other salon owners in the city have families to feed as well, and yet, they followed the rules.
This person chooses to not follow the rules, and gets away with it. So by scoffing at the law, she gains a competitive advantage over all the other salon owners who did the right thing and obeyed the law.
Somehow this person’s children are more important than all the other children in her town?
That is anti-business and anti-capitalist and anti-American. It is immoral and unethical, and anti-Christian.
Put it simply — I own a nice bar, you own a nice bar across the street from me. You follow the rules and don’t serve minors in your bar. I say screw the rules and serve anyone with the cash to pay.
Someone calls the cops on me, the cops check it out, say yeah, I broke the rules, but I’m a good guy with a family to feed, so they’re leaving me alone.
Now you can break the rules, too, and the rules mean nothing, or you can sit there and watch me put your ass out of business.
Or, worst of all, you break the rules and the cops choose to enforce them on you while leaving me alone.
This is all completely beside the fact that the rules, in this case, were put in place in order to prevent hundreds — and possibly thousands — of people from dying a horrible, excruciating death.
If you let someone break the law, you’re hurting all the good people who obey the law. If you get away with it, it is EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE of what our forefathers intended -- a Nation of Laws, not a nation of men, filled with favoritism to gain competitive advantage.
If you choose to break the law, and get caught doing so, you should accept the punishment. That's America. Love it or leave it. See how well your salon does in Russia or China.